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Two brothers, hockey players, dead on same day of opioid overdose. ‘It was just a horrible, horrible morning.’

There were chores to do that Sunday morning and Becky Savage had started them. She was plucking up pieces of clothes strewn about the house — a house full of four boys — to load a heap of laundry into the washing machine. Becky headed to her son Jack’s room to gather what she could …

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First major drug distribution company, former executives, criminally charged in opioid crisis

“Our office will do everything in its power to combat this epidemic, from street-level dealers to the executives who illegally distribute drugs from their boardrooms.” In a national first in the fight against the opioid crisis, a major drug distribution company, its former chief executive and another top executive have been criminally charged in New …

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Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

The U.S. surgeon general’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance-use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren’t nearly enough physicians who specialize in treating addiction — doctors with extensive clinical training who are board certified in addiction medicine. The …

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Ohio Attorney General Sues 5 Drugmakers Over Opiate Crisis

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general sued five drugmakers on Wednesday, accusing the companies of perpetrating the state’s addictions epidemic by intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. Attorney General Mike DeWine said the companies created a …

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Tiger Woods told police after his DUI charge that he has prescriptions for 4 drugs

Tiger Woods told police after his DUI charge that he has prescriptions for 4 drugs — here’s what they do Police arrested and charged Tiger Woods was with DUI at 3 a.m. on Monday morning, citing “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” The police report indicated that Woods was found asleep in his car while …

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Gov. Hogan declares state of emergency in heroin epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, M.d. – Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the heroin epidemic in Maryland. Hogan made the announcement at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency Wednesday. He discussed Maryland’s recent efforts to combat opioid addiction and announced an additional $50 million in funding to support heroin prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts. …

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Long-Term Heavy Alcohol Use & Older Adults Don’t Mix

It might not be surprising news that a night of heavy drinking impacts a person’s short-term memory, but University of Florida researchers have found that older adults’ mental abilities are more affected by heavy drinking than younger adults, and that heavy drinking in youth can have long-lasting effects on memory and learning in old age. …

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Ohio Cops Release Images of Couple Passed Out in Suspected Overdose with Boy, 4, in the Car

Ohio police have posted shocking photos of two unconscious adults – who police believe had overdosed on heroin – in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat. On its Facebook page, the city of East Liverpool, Ohio, shared the photos Thursday, along with a police report. Police say that they responded to …

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Heroin Laced with Elephant Tranquilizer Hits the Streets

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death …

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I had no idea that we were addicting people

Tracy Morrison, a nurse and the mother of two daughters who are both recovering heroin addicts, says the medical profession has some responsibility for the rise in heroin use. [su_button url=”http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/i-had-no-idea-that-we-were-addicting-people-2/” target=”blank” background=”#3A6E93″]Read More[/su_button] Save

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