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Police Officers Treated After Being Exposure To Cocaine And Meth

PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) — Four members of the Parker Police Department were treated Tuesday after being exposed to a substance initially believed to by fentanyl. It was later determined to be cocaine and methamphetamine. 167 more words


Smoke 'em If You Got 'em: #AZLeg Considers 15 Marijuana Bills

Senator David Farnsworth and Rep. Vince Leach want more regulation of small businesses in the cannabis industry and increased law enforcement against citizens who use a plant that never killed anyone. 686 more words

Pamela Powers Hannley

Oct 2017 LD9 Constituent Update: News & Events

My October 2017 constituent update included an essay on the importance of healthcare stories and a few event updates. You can read I Want To Hear Your Healthcare Stories… 545 more words

Pamela Powers Hannley

Illinois medical universities to study factors affecting rural opioid epidemic

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties. 687 more words

New Group Of Drug Dealers: Senior Citizens

The prescription drug trade is bringing a wide range of demographics of using and selling. 127 more words


Nanny State

At the request of the FDA, the makers of opioid painkiller Opana ER will pull their product from the shelves. The Feds say too many people are getting hooked and overdosing. 138 more words

Law & Regulation

The Next Opioid Overdose Victim Might be a Midlife Woman

It starts with back pain or fibromyalgia, or the painful after-effects of surgery. Your doctor prescribes a powerful painkiller—OxyContin or Demerol, perhaps, or Dilaudid, Vicodin or Fentora. 585 more words

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