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Lena Butler

I can give you the basics. My name is Lena Butler. I live in San Diego, California. I work as a customer service representative for TestCountry.com. I enjoy spending time at home, working on my painting and playing with my two pet rabbits, Carl and Lenny. I attended the University of San Diego... Full Bio
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Despite Objections from In-House Committee, FDA Approves Powerful New Opiate Painkiller by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Going against the recommendation of its own advisory committee, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sale of powerful new opiate painkiller Zohydro.  T ... Read on »
Minnesota Police Agencies Stand in the Way of Medical Marijuana Legalization by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Minnesota is considering legalizing the medical use of marijuana, but police agencies in the state are standing in the way of the measure.  A bill in the state House of Repr ... Read on »
New Mexico Man Allegedely Rapes Baby to Death While High on Synthetic Marijuana by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Prepare to have your day made a little worse … A four-month old girl died in Albuquerque, New Mexico after allegedly being sexually and physically abused by her mother’s boy ... Read on »
April Will Mark 28th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Alcohol Awareness Month kicks off in April and this year’s theme is ”Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” Started by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (N ... Read on »
Red Tape and Concerns About Profits Hampering Adoption of Abuse-Resistant Painkillers by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although the pharmaceutical industry could easily make all opiate painkillers abuse-resistant, bureaucracy, patent disputes and worries about falling profit margins are hamp ... Read on »
Online Drinking Game NekNominate Piles Up On Alcohol-Related Deaths by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Growth in alcohol-related deaths might continue rapidly, especially with the popularity of the online drinking game Neknominate. Read on »
Teens with Mental Illness More Likely to Become Pregnant by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Young girls with mental illness are much more likely to become teenage mothers than girls without a major mental illness, according to a Canadian study. In the study, publis ... Read on »
Novartis offices raided in Tokyo by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Prosecutors in Tokyo raided the offices of Swiss drug manufacturer Novartis this week. The raid was part of an investigation into the company allegedly using manipulated dat ... Read on »
Ballot Initiative for Pot Legalization in California to Wait Until 2016 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine California voters who were looking forward to stating their decision about whether to legalize marijuana will have to wait until 2016.  The coalition of investors and strate ... Read on »
Ambien Replaces Roofies As New Date Rape Drug by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Doctors are alerting the public about the dangerous effects of the sleep-inducing drug together with alcohol and other illicit drugs. Read on »
Stroke Risk Decreased By Regular Vitamin C Intake by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine vitamin c from orangesResearchers from France's Pontchaillou University Hospital released a study that showed a link between Vitamin C intake and a decreased likelihood of s ... Read on »
Indian-Made Medications Raise Red Flags by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Generic medications made in India are creating safety concerns, as the country has come under increasing fire for safety lapses, falsified drug test results and selling fake ... Read on »
Bill would unhandcuff drug czar over marijuana policy by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A bill introduced in Congress this week would allow the Office of National Drug Control Policy to study and lend support to the potential benefits of marijuana, something it ... Read on »
NIDA Introduces its Guide for Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released a research-based guide for adolescent drug abuse treatment entitled Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatme ... Read on »
Teens Who Drink Energy Drinks More Likely to Use Drugs & Alcohol: Study by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Teens who gulp down high-caffeine energy drinks may be more likely to use drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, according to a study done by the University of Michigan’s Institute ... Read on »
IOC Does its Part for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Supplying Athletes with Condoms by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine These are the Olympic events that you don’t hear about … The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has provided 100,000 condoms for the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia. An ... Read on »
TestCountry Interviews Pharmacist Ross Pelton About his Book “The Pill Problem” by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ross Pelton is a professional pharmacist, health educator, cancer researcher, nutritionist and author. His latest book, The Pill Problem, teaches women how to protect their ... Read on »
Hospitals Often Don’t Follow Own Infection Prevention Checklists, Study Finds by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Even though most hospitals have checklists in place to ensure people don’t get infections while they are there, a new study has found that many hospitals eschew their own in ... Read on »
CVS Pharmacy to Stop Selling Cigarettes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The largest pharmacy chain in the United States, CVS, will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products in all of its 7,600 stores by Oct. 1, choosing the health of its cust ... Read on »
FDA Launches New Anti-Smoking Campaign for Youth by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched “The Real Cost” campaign, aimed at preventing tobacco use and reducing the number of kids ages 12 to 17 who become regular ... Read on »