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24
Apr

Parents: Ask Questions If Your Child Is Prescribed Codeine

Check out this “snippet” of information about CODEINE This past week the major news outlets have been reporting on the results of a new study that examined how often hospital emergency department physicians prescribe codeine to patients ages 3 – 17. We will talk more about the study, but first we would like you to...
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01
Oct

MOLLY Suspected In Four Deaths

English: A Quarter Ounce of Molly (Photo credit: Wikipedia) MOLLY is turning up at parties and music festivals… It was just eight months ago that we first introduced our readers to MOLLY and this past week Molly is back in the news. The dangers of Molly are being reported by major news agencies and police...
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08
May

New Study: Some Suicidal Adolescents And Young Adults Have Access To Firearms

Safety proofing our homes… When was the last time you walked around your home and thought about safety? Just the other day a friend mentioned that she was going to be taking care of her 10 month old granddaughter for a few days. It occurred to her that she had not thought about baby-proofing her...
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03
May

SAMHSA Reports: ER Visits Increased By 220% Resulting From Zolpidem Use

Once again Zolpidem is in the news… On May 1, 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a press release announcing that according to a new report there is a sharp rise in emergency departments visits which involve zolpidem (the sleep medication).  The report referenced is: Emergency Department Visits for Adverse...
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16
Mar

Dr. Humphrey's Advice

Drug Abuse, from 1991 to 2009, related to prescriptions for opioid analgesics increased almost threefold, to more than 200 million, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drug policy expert Keith Humphreys, PhD believes we need major policy changes to resolve the tension between providing adequate pain relief and dealing with the rise in...
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