Wednesday, February 21, 2018

More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid ...

Science Daily-6 hours ago
She has found that abusers typically mix gabapentin with opioids, marijuana, cocaine and opioid treatment medication, compounding side effects to the central nervous system that include euphoria and sedation. Some people who have primarily abused opioid pain medication have turned to gabapentin after crackdowns ...

BuzzFeed Report Identifies Secret Identity Of Missouri Execution ...

KCUR-19 hours ago
Missouri's execution drug, the sedative pentobarbital, is made by a compoundingpharmacy in a St. Louis suburb, according to a BuzzFeed report published Tuesday. The identity of the compounding pharmacy has been a state secret, despite lawsuits brought by media outlets and inmates, the latter claiming it was ...

Linwood man is the latest guilty plea in prescription-fraud scheme

Press of Atlantic City-13 hours ago
Nicholas Tedesco and others recruited public employees and other individuals covered by the pharmacy benefits administrator to fraudulently obtain compoundedmedications that were not medically necessary. The prescriptions were faxed to the compounding pharmacy, which filled the prescriptions and billed the .

When The Sport of Curling Should Make Your Hair Curl

By Adam Turteltaub In the You Can’t Make This Up Department, reports out of Korea indicate that a Russian curler has tested positive for a banned substance.  Yup, doping in curling. Doping in sports is not so surprising these days.  Doping from a Russian athlete, not so shocking either.  But doping in curling?  Really?  […] 
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Americans Invented Modern Life. Now We’re Using Opioids to Escape It.
The scale and darkness of this epidemic is a sign of a civilization in a more acute crisis than we knew.