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Construction Crews Have High Odds for Opioid Abuse

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Hard-hat jobs are tough and demanding, often entailing intense physical labor performed in dangerous situations.But a new study finds construction work also comes with another danger: An increased risk of drug abuse.Construction workers and miners are much more likely than people in other professions to misuse opioids, cocaine and marijuana, the

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The Burgeoning Benzo Crisis

Drugs that instantly relieve anxiety can feel like a godsend, but using the pills long-term may come with serious consequences. When Rachel Ziegler was 22, her doctor prescribed 0.5 mg of Xanax once a day to treat generalized anxiety and panic attacks. “I don’t recall ever discussing a potential stopping point,” says Ziegler, who works

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World Mental Health Day 2019

Presented by the World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2019. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity. The Dilemma Every year one

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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. Some 16 medical professionals, including six doctors and seven pharmacists, were charged in the schemes, which featured one pharmacy in Houston that illegally dispensed

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Autopsy report says football player died of opioid overdose

Medical examiners say a Northern Arizona University offensive lineman died of an opioid overdose. Authorities found Malik Noshi unresponsive in his Flagstaff home on July 7. An autopsy report released Tuesday listed the cause of death as acute fentanyl intoxication and the manner as accidental. It also said Noshi had recently used cocaine and had

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