Laura Jane Standley

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FDA Advisers Vote Against Approving New Opioid Painkiller

A key government panel Tuesday voted unanimously against approval of a powerful opioid prescription painkiller intended to provide faster relief with fewer side effects.<p>At the conclusion of a hearing, the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 14-0 against recommending that the …

FDA approves easy-to-use auto-injector for heroin overdose antidote

A new medical device that could save thousands of lives by preventing opioid overdoses was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The hand-held auto-injector is designed for family and caregivers to administer a single dose of a drug called naloxone, which rapidly reverses the …

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Infographic: The Startling Rise in Heroin Use

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Narragansett High Nurse Suspended After Heroin Charge

Lynn Magnusen, 52, of Charlestown was charged with heroin possession in March.<p>A Narragansett High School nurse was suspended after she was charged …

Manasquan Man Charged With Swallowing Heroin After Getting Caught

A 28-year-old Manasquan man was charged with obstruction of justice in Howell after he swallowed "wax folds" of heroin last week, according to …

Customs: Man Tried to Smuggle $70K Worth of Heroin in Underwear

Trinidad man is arrested at JFK Airport earlier this month after being caught with nearly two pounds of heroin in his underwear.<p>A Trinidad man …

State Police Find Heroin with $12 Million Street Value on I-84

Two men from California were headed east on I-84 when they were stopped in Orange County April 16 because the tractor-trailer didn't have state tax …

This is Why You're Fat: OREOs Just As Pleasurable To Your Brain As Cocaine And Heroin

In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who has an OREO gut but not a drug problem, scientists at Connecticut College have determined high fat and …

Naperville Teen Arrested for Selling Heroin

A 19-year-old Naperville man has been arrested for selling 49 bags of heroin valued at $1,000 to an undercover cop during an investigation into the …

Police: Woman Sold Heroin From Hospital Bed

A Pennsylvania woman has been charged on drug possession counts for allegedly selling heroin from her bed in the intensive care unit of a local …

Heroin Epidemic Rampant in NJ - New Facility Answers Public's Need

<i>New Program Provides Much-Needed Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Services to Somerset County</i><p>Much has happened with the "heroin epidemic" since …

Australian warship seizes tonne of heroin worth £160m in Indian Ocean

and<p><b>An Australian warship has seized more than a tonne of heroin worth almost £160m from a sailing boat in the Indian Ocean.</b><p>HMAS Darwin intercepted …

Police: Heroin, alcohol at fault in death of security officers on 'Captain Philips' ship

Heroin and alcohol were blamed for the deaths of two American security officers aboard the infamous cargo ship Maersk Alabama, police in the Seychelles have concluded, citing a toxicology report on Tuesday.<p>Police said toxicologists in Mauritius found alcohol in the blood of Jeffrey Reynolds, 44, …

Heroin likely to have played role in Peaches Geldof's death, inquest hears

Heroin is likely to have played a role in the death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, an inquest hearing heard Thursday.<p>The 25-year-old TV presenter was found dead last month at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast of London.<p>Her sudden death prompted …

Coming clean: the photo diary of a heroin addict

Most documentary projects about addiction expose someone else's self-destructive behaviour, but Graham MacIndoe took a very different approach: he photographed himself during the years he was addicted to drugs. He'd place a cheap digital camera on a table or bookshelf, set the self-timer to take a …

What Are the Short-Term Effects of Heroin Use?

As soon as heroin enters the brain, the user experiences a surge of pleasurable sensation known as a "rush." When heroin enters the brain, crosses …

Heroin

How Is Your Medicine Cabinet Fueling a Heroin Boom?

Law­makers and fed­er­al health of­fi­cials are gath­er­ing Wed­nes­day on Cap­it­ol Hill to talk about how to stop the na­tion’s swell­ing opi­ate …

Will County Heroin Epidemic Forum is Saturday

Forum to address ways for community to come together to stem the tide of heroin abuse.<p>The 2014 Hero Helps Community Summit is slated for Saturday, …

Heroin Overdose Drug Credited With Saving Third Life Since November in DuPage Co.

Police officers used two doses of Narcan on a 31-year-old Lemont man who was overdosing on heroin this past week.<p>The life-saving efforts of the …

Too Many of Nigeria's Women Are Targets—Not Just the Kidnapped Girls

Boko Haram’s recent kidnappings of schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state, Nigeria, at least in its explosive aftermath, is reminiscent …

Barbara Walters signs off from her final episode of 'The View'

Barbara Walters signed off from "The View" for the final time in an episode that aired Friday (it was recorded on Thursday). And in her parting remarks, she let America know she was now available for supermarket openings and lunches for a $10 fee.<p>"The good news is, that now I will have time to get …

Entertainment

The business of feminism: Star-studded women's conferences empower the powerful.

Jessica Bennett at the <i>New York Times</i> writes about a rapidly expanding business of corporate-sponsored, celebrity-studded feminist conferences and …

There's Already A Petition For A Full-Length Version Of Bey & Jay's 'Run'

One day after its release, there is a petition to create a full-length film from Beyonce and Jay Z's "Run" trailer.<p>Surely you've seen this video, for which The First Couple of Hip-Hop stood atop the highest peak of their Hollywood home, and blew into a conch shell, beckoning all celebrities in the …