Doing time on drugs: Jails are slow to dispense meds that curb inmates’ cravings

At a time when the government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails are slow to help addicted inmates, only now beginning to roll out medicines to help them overcome their cravings. And most of those jails dispense only one of the available drugs.<p>According to Justice …


Police arrest man accused of stabbing, stealing car for trip to methadone clinic

SAN DIEGO -- Police arrested a man accused of stabbing a person who tried to stop him from stealing a car before taking that stolen vehicle to a …


Croydon man died from heroin overdose after 30-year battle with drug addiction

Jason Du-Maney's sister told an inquest how she "woke up crying" and feared something had happened to her brother

Drug Addiction

Dishonest trolley dash

A break in benefits led to a dishonest trolley dash, a court has heard.<p>Lisa Sture, of Market Street, Whitland, pleaded guilty to theft from a shop …


Keeping every option on opioid treatment

A pilot program using methadone or buprenorphine for addiction treatment deserves support from state law enforcement.

Rhode Island

Listen to 144: Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic | unsuitable on Rea Radio | Podcasts

Opioid use has drastically increased in recent years and its impact is felt on families, in communities, and on the economy. While it may be easy to …


Methadone Clinic Must Be Having Some Sort Of Big Party

NEW YORK—Calling the atmosphere on the sidewalk across the street “positively electric,” sources confirmed Thursday that the local methadone clinic …


CDC: Overdose Deaths Reached New Record High in 2017

Preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that drug overdoses killed a record 72,300 Americans last year, <i>The New</i> …

New Jersey

Rehab center sues Concord for allegedly blocking methadone clinic

CONCORD — After a futile three-year effort to establish a methadone clinic in Concord, a Bay Area health provider has taken the matter to court, …

Contra Costa County

Pharmacist indicted in opioid case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita pharmacist has been indicted in a scheme to unlawfully distribute tens of thousands of opioid tablets that has already …


New York's 'Methadone Pope' Fought For Addiction Treatment Decades Ahead Of His Time

It’s largely because of Dr. Robert Newman that people in the United States and in countries around the world have access to methadone.<p>As New York City’s heroin epidemic escalated in the late 1960s, the city’s head of health services called a young public health doctor into his office. “I’m going to …

Drug Addiction

Driver Charged With 4th DUI In Fatal Crash

The Huntley man is in custody for his 4th DUI in connection with the Elgin collision that killed a Bartlett woman, authorities said.<p>KANE COUNTY, IL …


Alcohol, Opioid Addiction Meds Reduce Crime, Suicidality

Medications currently used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders also appear to reduce suicidality and crime, results from a large …


Licence Denied For Methadone Clinic In $4M Harlem Brownstone

Residents who live near the proposed methadone clinic feared it would bring crime to the historic district neighborhood.<p>HARLEM, NY — City and state …


Serial shoplifter thanks judge for not jailing him so he can tackle drug addicition

A convicted robber who went on a stealing spree after relapsing back into drug misuse has escaped prison.<p>Christopher Taylor admitted to a string of …


Fighting HIV effectively, efficiently in Malaysia

Working in public health brings me close to the stories of brave patients and dedicated medical staff. Very often we also conduct quantitative and …

Public Health

Counterpoint: Thresholds for opioid-addiction treatment must be lowered

Counterpoint: We must lower the threshold for non-illicit options that work.

General Hospital

Dubuque woman tied to 2 drug overdose deaths pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque woman tied to two drug overdose deaths has pleaded guilty.<p>Court records say 24-year-old Brianna Martin pleaded …

Cedar Rapids

Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt’s final work to be released after fatal crash

The film is due for release 10 months after the crash which killed the actress and her family.

Boxing Day

Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80

Dr. Robert G. Newman, who pioneered methadone maintenance as a safe substitute for heroin and struggled to redefine addiction as a chronic medical condition that cannot be cured, died on Aug. 1 in Manhattan. He was 80.<p>He was struck by a car in the Bronx in June and never recovered from his …


Jails, prisons slowly loosen resistance to addiction meds

Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren't here to read books.<p>Under …

Washington State

FDA will expand the way it considers medication-assisted treatment - STAT

The announcement is the latest in a string of efforts to improve the federal government’s response to the growing opioid crisis, which also includes …

U.S. Secretary of Health

FDA approves Elite Pharmaceuticals' generic methadone hydrochloride tablets

The FDA approves Elite Pharmaceuticals' (OTCQB:ELTP) abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for methadone hydrochloride 5 mg and 10 mg …


BRIEF-Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Says Partner Elite Pharmaceuticals Got USFDA Nod For Methadone Hydrochloride Tablets

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Masked knifepoint robber steals methadone and diazepam from Halifax pharmacy

A MASKED knifepoint robber who held up a pharmacy in Halifax stole methadone and diazepam, police have said.<p>Detectives have now appealed for …


Former pill mill doctor gets 157 years for drug trafficking

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida doctor previously convicted in the overdose death of one of his patients has been sentenced 157 years in prison for drug trafficking.<p>News outlets report that 62-year-old Barry Schultz was sentenced Tuesday. He had previously received 25 years in prison …


Woman accused of providing drug cocktail that killed 1-year-old

Prosecutors said she admitted giving the boy adult cough medicine and that tests showed cocaine and methadone in his system.


Proposed Linthicum methadone clinic withdraws variance request

Hours before residents planned to attend a variance hearing in opposition to a methadone clinic in Linthicum, the attorneys for B.N.J. Health …


How Rival Opioid Makers Sought To Cash In On Alarm Over OxyContin’s Dangers

As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales by stepping up marketing of …


How Racism Gave Rise to Acupuncture for Addiction Treatment

Black Panthers and other activists brought the ancient Chinese practice into addiction medicine in New York in the 1970s. Despite a lack of firm evidence, it’s still popular in some communities.<p>BALTIMORE—Inside the Penn North recovery center one day last fall, dozens of recovering addicts propped …

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