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By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 9th, 2019
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Roswell Park Nurse, Kelsey Mulvey Charged with Stealing Pain Meds, Violating HIPAA

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kelsey A. Mulvey, 27, of Grand Island, NY, was charged by criminal complaint with illegally obtaining controlled substances by fraud, tampering, and violation More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Vague Science; How Drugs Like Oxycontin and Valium Can Lead to Addiction

Oxycontin and valium are prescription drugs that doctors prescribe for legitimate healthcare concerns. The pain reliever oxycontin provides relief for up to 12 hours. However, it contains a strong narcotic property More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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How Non 12 Step Drug Rehab is Different

Although the 12 step approach to substance abuse recovery is probably the best known, it is not for everyone. One of the main differences between the traditional model of recovery support and other modern day non More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Jury Convicts Overland Park Woman, Christine Wood in Heroin Conspiracy

An Overland Park, Kan., woman has been convicted by a federal trial jury for her role in a multi-defendant drug-trafficking conspiracy with ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. Christine Little Wood, 61, was More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 28th, 2018
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Justice Department’s Criminal Division creates Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid strike force

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force (ARPO Strike Force), a joint More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Opioid drug overdose deaths: ‘No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic’

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report, from researchers at the Centers for More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Opioid epidemic: ‘Emergency department data can point to alarming increases in opioid overdoses’

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/geralt More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Making Sure You’re Getting the Right Treatment Plan for Your Medical Condition

Have you been recently diagnosed with a chronic illness or medical condition? Does part of your treatment plan include a prescription for a medication that could be habit forming? Medications such as these may be More...

By Guest Author On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Opioid Use In Oil Field Injuries Reaches Epidemic Proportions

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest statistics about opioid use in the workplace. The cases of opioid overdose in the US has reached epidemic proportions. The issue isn’t More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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High Society: America’s Drug Abuse Problem

Imagine a disease that is so harmful, it’s killing 44 Americans a day; yet most of the people suffering from this disease aren’t receiving treatment. You’re likely thinking it’s heart disease or cancer, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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Defective Prescription Drugs Result in Numerous Lawsuits

Who hasn’t had the experience of being prescribed medication from a doctor? Even the dentist can prescribe antibiotics and painkillers. When you’re told to take medications, you do it because you want to get More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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The US is currently facing one of the biggest epidemics in its history, and the problem probably isn’t what you think it is…

..It isn’t ISIS.. ..It isn’t Iran.. ..It isn’t even guns. In fact, this “epidemic” is responsible for more deaths every year than guns are. So what is it that is killing Americans in unprecedented numbers? More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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E-Prescribing’s Rapid Increase around the World

A new market report released by Persistence Market Research has indicated that the global e-prescribing market will reach an estimated value of around 888 million USD by 2019. This growth is driven by a number of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Lakeland Florida doctor Aaron Roush arrested for dealing prescription drugs

Lakeland Florida doctor Aaroon Roush was met by the Polk County Sheriff’s office on Thursday, then led away in handcuffs, charged with dealing prescription drugs. “This guy is a bad guy, this guy is More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Maryland: Heroin overdose deaths up, prescription opioids overdose deaths down

Public domain photo/Psychonaught Newly released data from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that from Jan. to Jul. 2012, there was an increase in overdose deaths related to heroin coinciding More...


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