US Prescription Drug Overdoses Quadruple Over Last Decade

US prescription drug overdoses quadruple over last decade

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On a state-by-state basis, West Virginia led the nation with the highest drug overdose mortality rate of 28.9 per 100,000 people, the majority of which were caused by prescription drug abuse. Since 1999, the state's fatal overdose rate has increased by …
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North Korea confirms purge of Kim Jong Un's uncle, describes 'anti-state' crimes

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“Ideologically sick and extremely idle and easygoing, he used drugs and squandered foreign currency at casinos while he was receiving medical treatment in a foreign country under the care of the party.” North Korea's announcement did not say whether …
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Board reprimands MedExpress doctor in drug overdose

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RICHMOND — An urgent-care center doctor who gave double dose of Dilaudid to a 17-year-old Montvale girl hours before she died was reprimanded today by the Virginia Board of Medicine. “There's no getting away from the fact that I made a mistake,” Dr.
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10 Things Urologists Think Hospitalists Should Know

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William Steers, MD, chair of urology at the University of Virginia and editor of the Journal of Urology, says there are risks associated with taking catheters out when it's not appropriate, especially in patients who've undergone surgery. “We've seen …
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