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March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010

Drug-Related Deaths – UK
Government blamed for delays in banning legal drug mephedrone linked to deaths of two teenagers –

MINISTERS were today blamed for “delays” in banning a legal drug linked to the deaths of two young men.

Meth Study – Universal
Study Links Prenatal Meth Exposure to Brain Abnormalities in Kids – MeD India

Children who are exposed to prenatal methamphetamine more likely to develop brain abnormalities than prenatal exposure to alcohol, a study said Tuesday.

Prescription Drug Theft – Connecticut
Hollywood-style heist nets $75 million in pills –

HARTFORD, Conn. – In a Hollywood-style heist, thieves cut a hole in the roof of a warehouse, rappelled inside and scored one of the biggest hauls of its kind: not diamonds, gold bullion or Old World art, but about $75 million in antidepressants and other prescription drugs.

Drunk Driving Consequences – USA
What Happens If You Are Arrested for Drunk Driving? – Alcoholism

Going to Court Is Just the First Step…

Alcohol Fueled Violence – Minnesota
Drunk teacher allegedly bites man’s ear in attack –

Prosecutors said the 30-year-old woman was drunk when she attacked the man at the Uptowner about 4 a.m. Sunday. A criminal complaint said the 33-year-old man was eating with friends when one made a comment about one of the women with the suspect.

Mephedrone – UK
Mephedrone deaths: teachers have to hand drug back after confiscating it in lessons –

Teachers who confiscate mephedrone from children as young as eight have to hand the drug back at the end of the school day because it remains legal, it has emerged.

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March 03, 2010

March 3, 2010

Antidepressants – USA
Congressional Hearings On Antidepressant-Induced Suicide In The Military – The Huffington Post

On February 24, 2010 the Veterans’ Affairs Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives chaired by Bob Filner (D-CA) held hearings on “Exploring the Relationship between Medication and Veteran Suicide.” Military suicides have risen rapidly in recent years at the same time that the prescription of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs has escalated. The hearing focused on the dangers of the newer antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Cymbalta, and Effexor.

Teen Substance Abuse – USA
Survey underscores need for continued efforts to combat substance abuse among teens – The Medical News

New survey data released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and MetLife Foundation point to the need for continued efforts to combat substance abuse among teens.

Heroin – USA
Jerseyville, IL woman pleads guilty in heroin overdose death – Thaindian News

A Jerseyville, Illinois woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal indictment charging her one count of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Meth Abuse – USA
Dental Problems Could Point to Meth Use – HealthScout

WEDNESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) — Severe dental problems in otherwise healthy young people could be a sign of methamphetamine addiction, a new study suggests.

Heroin – UK
London: Second Anthrax Case Confirmed In London – Medical News TODAY

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) and NHS London can confirm that an injecting heroin user has tested positive for anthrax and is being treated in a London hospital.

Meth Arrest – USA
Two arrested in meth bust at Red Arrow Motel in Paw Paw Township – Kalamazoo News

PAW PAW TOWNSHIP — Two men were arrested and three children were referred to Child Protective Services Tuesday following a methamphetamine bust at a motel west of Paw Paw, police said.

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