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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 The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Lake Charles resident, John Legros sentenced to 12 years for selling hundreds of Oxycodone pills

 United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that John Homer Legros Jr., 40, of, Lake Charles, who sold hundreds of Oxycodone pills was sentenced May 9, 2019 by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter to 12 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 Friday, May 12th, 2017
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The Different Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Finding the most suitable treatment approach for drug addiction victims is an overwhelming task for both addicts and their family members. The task in itself may seem impossibly to achieve. Some patients take years 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 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 Robert On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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CDC’s Top Five Health Threats in 2014

PRESS RELEASE 1.  Antibiotic Resistance & Advanced Molecular Detection Coping with untreatable infections in The End of the Antibiotic Era  Every year, more than two million people in the U.S. get infections More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, August 30th, 2013
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Jody Navarro, Texas police chief, busted and arrested in Meth trafficking ring

Authorities arrested a police chief from a small town in East Texas along with two residents, in connection to a methamphetamine ring. Joseph “Jody” Navarro, 40, a police chief of Normangee, Texas was More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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California doctor Daryl Westerback suspected of prescription drug crimes following second arrest

 A California doctor was arrested for the second time this year on suspicion of driving while under the influence of prescription medications. Dr. Daryl Westerback now also faces accusations of treating patients 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 Stephen Nevets On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Michael Douglas’ son, Cameron, attack in prison, suffers broken leg and finger

Prison life has been rough for Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas’ son, who was beaten in prison after a New York mob boss out a bounty on his head. Cameron Douglas, age 34, suffered a broken leg and finger More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Canadian government to provide funding to address prescription drug abuse in First Nations communities in Ontario

The Canadian Health Minister, Leona Aglukkaq announced Friday funding to address prescription drug abuse in First Nations communities in Ontario.  This investment will focus on service provision and continuum More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Would the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts really promote freedom?

Many of the Republican talking heads like Sean Hannity are giddy with enthusiasm over the prospect of a Scott Brown (R) victory over Martha Coakley (D) in Massachusetts giving the Republicans the vaunted 41st vote More...


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