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Woman jailed 20 years for killing daughter with breast milk

Fri, 2014-04-04 17:15
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SPARTANBURG, S.C.--A judge sentenced a woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.

Stephanie Greene, 39, said nothing as the minimum sentence was handed down. A jury found the former nurse guilty of homicide by child abuse the day before and she could have faced up to life behind bars.

Mother Sentenced 20 Years for Killing Daughter with Morphine in Breast Milk - The Latest Drug War Tragedy

Fri, 2014-04-04 16:37
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Sad stories like these are preventable.

A South Carolina judge has sentenced a former nurse to 20 years in prison for killing her six-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. It appears to be the first prosecution of a mother killing her child with illegal toxins in her breast milk.

From the AP:

States Revolt Against Controversial New Painkiller Zohydro

Fri, 2014-04-04 14:17
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BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- State officials fighting a well-publicized battle against heroin and prescription drug abuse are revolting against a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health officials fear could worsen an already acute drug problem. On Thursday, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced an emergency order that would make it harder for physicians to prescribe a new class of drugs that includes Zohydro.

FDA Rapidly Approves Naloxone Auto-Injector For Heroin And Prescription Opioid Overdose

Thu, 2014-04-03 20:05
The Ezvio carton will contain two, single-use  naloxone autoinjectors (right) plus a training device that can be used for up to 1,000 practices. (Credit: kaléo Pharma Trainer Instructions)

The privately-held, Richmond, Virginia-based kaléo Pharma (formerly Intelliject) today received FDA approval for Evzio®, an automatic injector of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, specifically tested and intended for use by caregivers, family members, or coworkers. The injection device approval came only four months after submission of their New Drug Application which [...]

FDA Rapidly Approves Naloxone Auto-Injector For Heroin And Prescription Opioid Overdose

Thu, 2014-04-03 20:05
The Ezvio carton will contain two, single-use  naloxone autoinjectors (right) plus a training device that can be used for up to 1,000 practices. (Credit: kaléo Pharma Trainer Instructions)
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The privately-held, Richmond, Virginia-based kaléo Pharma (formerly Intelliject) today received FDA approval for Evzio®, an automatic injector of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, specifically tested and intended for use by caregivers, family members, or coworkers.

FDA approves handheld injector for reviving painkiller overdose victims

Thu, 2014-04-03 19:15
A pharmacist fills prescriptions on Dec. 1, 2009 in Aurora, Colorado [AFP]

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a handheld injector device that average people could use in an emergency to revive a person suspected of overdosing on prescription painkillers. Evzio contains a single dose of the drug naloxone, and is the first injector of its kind on the market for untrained...

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

Thu, 2014-04-03 18:50
jacksonville.com

WASHINGTON | The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they're waiting for medical care.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an overdose antidote that doctors could prescribe for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or a medicine cabinet. Called Evzio, it's a device that automatically injects the right dose of the drug naloxone, a long-used antidote for opioid overdoses.

FDA approves easy-to-use antidote for heroin, opioid overdose to save lives with faster care

Thu, 2014-04-03 16:55

WASHINGTON - The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they're waiting for medical care.

FDA approves easy-to-use antidote for heroin, opioid overdose to save lives with faster care

Thu, 2014-04-03 16:55
FDA approves easy-to-use antidote for heroin, opioid overdose to save lives with faster care

WASHINGTON - The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they're waiting for medical care.

FDA Approves Easy-To-Use Heroin Overdose Antidote

Thu, 2014-04-03 16:06
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is taking a step to let friends or loved ones treat someone they suspect has overdosed on heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids, while they're waiting for medical care. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an overdose antidote that doctors could prescribe for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or a medicine cabinet. Called Evzio, it's a device that automatically injects the right dose of the drug naloxone, a long-used antidote for opioid overdoses.

The New Face of Heroin

Thu, 2014-04-03 13:00
The New Face of Heroin
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Eve Rivait rode her first horse when she was five too small to get her feet through the stirrups let alone give the animal a kick that registered Yet even then bouncing in the saddle she was aware that being on the back of a horse provided relief from the...

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