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Upstate New York facing drug epidemic
The Utica City Drug Court in New York estimates that roughly 80 to 90 percent of its current participants are heroin or opiate addicts. According to the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, the Oneida County...
Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis
Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis sounds like a murder mystery. The cover of the DVD says, “Ignorance, negligence, indifference”. The documentary was produced by the Autism Media Channel, and the cover also says, “Autism and the US healthcare...
Kalamazoo drug leader get life in prison
Chief U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney sentenced Francis Block, 45, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, after a four-day trial that ended on October 2, 2014, he was sentenced to serve life in prison for various drug and witness tampering charges...
Fifty-seven bought down by Operation 'Dixie Crystal'
Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina announced yesterday that a joint drug task force operation, named Operation “Dixie Crystal,” has reaped the prosecution of 57 defendants to date, the operation began...
FDA quietly moves to change consumer warnings in DTC print ads
In draft guidance posted online today, FDA has indicated that it will no longer require pharmaceutical marketers to include the full package insert (PI), including side effects, in direct-to-consumer (DTC) print advertisements. In order to fulfill the requirement...
People would rather die early than take a pill for heart disease
A study conducted by Dr. Robert Hutchins, resident physician at the University of California San Francisco Department of Medicine, and colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that 33 percent of people in the United States...
Couple arrested on charges of drugs and child abuse
Today, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department took a married couple into custody for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and child abuse.On Monday, the Sarpy County Sheriff's Department received an anonymous call requesting deputies...
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