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Florida Teen’s Death Blamed on Synthetic Drug Overdose by Lena Butler Posted Mon 08 Apr 2013 4:51am A Medical Examiner’s report has linked bath salts to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who was found unconscious in an Orange County home in February. Orange-Osceola Chief Medical Examiner Jan Garavaglia  told WOGX-FOX 51 that she found traces of a hallucinogenic drug, which can be classified as a bath salt, on the $10 bill [...] Read on »
Narcotic Pain Relief Drug Overdose Deaths A National Epidemic by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Tue 26 Apr 2011 8:40am Unintentional overdose deaths in teens and adults have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In some 20 states in 2007 the number of unintentional drug poisoning deaths exceeded either motor vehicle crashes or suicides, two of the leading causes of injury death. Prescription opioid pain medications are driving this overdose epidemic. Opioid ... Read on »
Are You At Risk For An Accidental Drug Overdose? by Catherine Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 1:00am Could you or someone you love be at risk for a fatal medication error? It’s more common than you may think. [cross-posted at BlogHerHealth and Wellness ] A new study shows that (in home) accidental overdoses are on the rise. Most recently, the death of actor Heath Ledger, has been in the news. But, this isn’t a problem confined t ... Read on »
Are You At Risk For An Accidental Drug Overdose? by Catherine Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:53pm Could you or someone you love be at risk for a fatal medication error? It’s more common than you may think. [cross-posted at BlogHerHealth and Wellness ] A new study shows that (in home) accidental overdoses are on the rise. Most recently, the death of actor Heath Ledger, has been in the news. But, this isn’t a problem confined t ... Read on »
Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:07pm 1 Comment This is disturbing news Link: Drug Overdose Deaths on the Rise. Sept. 22, 2008 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- Deaths from accidental drug overdoses have increased dramatically in recent years, and prescription painkillers account for much of the problem, according to research presented today at the National Safety Council meeting. Read on »
U.S. Drug overdose deaths are increasing by Adi Jaffe Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 10:33am The second leading cause of accidental death in the US is drug overdose ( JAMA 2007 ). Prescription painkiller overdose deaths (opioid analgesics like OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone) account for nearly half of the 36,450 total fatal overdoses with 15,000 deaths that have claimed a number of celebrity lives including famous actor Heath Ledger ... Read on »
Small town heroin addicts - When drug use and overdose hit smalltown USA by Adi Jaffe Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 9:00am We've already talked (see here ) about the fact that well-off teens are in no way protected from the damages of drug abuse. We've even published a story by a reader who became addicted to heroin after another friend introduced her to snorting oxycontin pills. This recent article, published in the Washington Post, tells the story of a small Virginia ... Read on »
Autopsy drug overdose deaths by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:35pm I do go to a fair number of meetings attended by other coroner’s and the occasional representative of the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office (for a while it was Dr Denton). Lately they have been in “exotic places” like Springfield, Bloomington and Glen Ellyn. Chatting most often centers on work and it is not unusual to discuss and share about ... Read on »
Drug Overdose Deaths Are Increasing Pretty Much Everywhere by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 07 Dec 2013 6:26am These images speak for themselves. Here are a couple of important sentences : Between 1999 and 2009, drug poisoning deaths grew by 394 percent in rural areas and 279 percent for large metropolitan areas, according to the CDC’s county-level look at the data. According to the CDC, roughly 60 percent of all OD deaths in 2010 w ... Read on »
Drug Overdoses Top AIDS As Main Cause of Homeless Deaths by Medline Plus Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 5:03pm Overdoses of drugs, particularly prescription pain-killers and heroin, have overtaken AIDS to become the leading cause of death of homeless adults, according to a study of homeless residents of Boston released on Monday. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Abuse , HIV/AIDS , Homeless Health Concerns Read on »