GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is a medication approved in the United States for treatment of the sleep disorder called narcolepsy. Outside of this tightly controlled setting, the medication has gained a notorious reputation as a “date rape” drug, and it also belongs to a group of drugs known informally as “club drugs.” Inside the body, GHB [...]
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Derek Boogaard died May 2011 at the age of 28 following an overdose of alcohol and narcotic painkillers after receiving hundreds of prescriptions from NHL team doctors, according to a recent sports story.
A long debated bill has finally passed the Colorado House which will give drivers a new legal marijuana limit. According to ABC news, the bill will set a blood level limit for the psychoactive ingredient THC in marijuana which will be similar to the blood alcohol limit for drunk driving.
California Doctor Charged With Murder After Three Patient Deaths From Overdoses of Prescription Drugs
According to ABC News, a 42 year old doctor paid little attention to the medical histories of her patients and her disregard has resulted in three deaths from prescription drug overdose.
People who smoke marijuana within three hours of driving a car put themselves and their passengers at twice the risk for an accident, according to a major new study from Canada. The research team found that driving under the influence of marijuana was almost as dangerous as driving drunk.
Feds believe they’re making progress in a push to stop abuse of prescription painkillers but they still say doctors in the U.S. are prescribing sufficient addictive prescription painkillers to medicate every individual American 24 hours a day for one month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the chief cause of fatalities may not [...]
Codeine is often the drug of choice once a surgical procedure is complete as it can go a long way toward easing significant pain. While this method has been used for years in a full range of patient ages, a report out of the University of Western Ontario suggests that using codeine to treat pain [...]