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Grandmother in Nebraska accused of accidentally bottle-feeding methadone to 14-month-old boy

A grandmother is facing child abuse charges after she accidentally bottle-fed methadone to her 14-month-old grandson, nearly killing him, authorities in Nebraska said.

Rose Rej, 48, who was visiting relatives in Lincoln, Nebraska, was storing liquid methadone in baby bottles inside the apartment, police told The Washington Post. 436 more words

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Mass. Grandmother Accidentally Fed Baby Methadone, Police Say

LINCOLN, Neb. (CBS) – A 14-month-old baby boy is recovering after his grandmother mistakenly fed him methadone from a baby bottle in the middle of the night, authorities say. 138 more words

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Methadone doctor accused of coercing patients into using pharmacy linked to his clinic

An Ontario doctor used intimidation, threats and gifts to steer vulnerable methadone patients to the pharmacy linked with his clinic, according to “very serious” charges the province’s medical regulator has been ordered to investigate anew. 915 more words

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'It's amazing he's still alive': Calgary mom struggles with son addicted to dangerous drugs

A Calgary mom says she relies on Facebook to confirm her son is still alive. Phone calls are often few and far between. He recently phoned from a British Columbia jail but the call was cut off less than two minutes after she answered. 470 more words

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Addictions specialist questions why Alberta has taken so long to develop fentanyl strategy as crisis rages

The Alberta government’s three-year plan to open new treatment spaces for fentanyl users is already facing a stinging rebuke before it has even been released. 982 more words

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Fentanyl, take-home antidote kits featured at opioid conference

SASKATOON – A naloxone kit may only be two inches wide by four inches long, but its contents save lives. Inside is an antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose from drugs like fentanyl, heroin and oxycodone. 342 more words

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