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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Coroner says Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from fentanyl and oxycodone overdose

The medical examiner in Texas reported today that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose. photo/ More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, August 26th, 2019
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Prostitute Angelina Barini arrested for three fentanyl related murders, including Chef Andrea Zamperoni

A New York prostitute named Angelina Barini has been arrested in connection to three deaths, charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one or more substances containing fentanyl. Andrea More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Toledo man, Harold Sasse sentenced 14 years for selling heroin that Resulted in Overdose Death

A Toledo man was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for selling heroin that resulted in the fatal overdose of two women. Harold Sasse, 42, previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 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 Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Labor Department announces grant to battle opioid crisis in Florida, Alexander Acosta says this ‘is a serious public health concern’

The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. 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 Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Rick Wilson remarks on MS-13, Stephen King ignorantly responds as though it’s a firearm

On Wednesday, anti-Trump Republican commentator Rick Wilson made a remark on social media about the violent MS-13 street gang which elicited a moronic response from leftist author Stephen King, who apparently believes More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Brooklyn: Father Joe Andrade, son Carlos Andrade overdose on opioids, stepping out for a ‘smoke’

A Brooklyn man and his adult son died of a double opioid overdose while celebrating a family birthday party Sunday, police said. The news broke of the pair, excusing themselves from an event, going out for a smoke. Carlos 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 Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Prescription opioid overdose risk: Highest among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) or depression

Individuals suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) or depression are among those at highest risk for a serious prescription opioid overdose, according to a study published in Pain Medicine. The retrospective, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Is Prescription Painkillers the Answer to Heroin Addiction?

Everyone experiences pain at some point, and look for medical care. But pain is more than physical discomfort; it is also emotional, cognitive and potentially break the individual down if left unattended to; as More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Evzio, for reversing opioid overdose, gets FDA approval

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Evzio More...


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