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PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) - A former sheriff's deputy in southwestern Michigan who authorities say stole a prescription pain reliever from a jail while on duty has been sentenced to a year of probation. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/YaOL4z )...
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Federal authorities Friday raided the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing narcotic painkillers and other widely abused medications to patients who had no legitimate need for them. Undercover agents posed as patients at John Dimowo's offices in...
A 37-year-old Edgewood man was arrested on gun and drug distribution charges in Ocean City on Tuesday following a two-year investigation by local law enforcement agencies, which have been battling a spike in heroin and prescription drug abuse across the...
Re "Deaths tied to painkillers rising in U.S.," March 30 As a retired physician, I am aware of the dangers of misusing painkillers. As a patient with severe, chronic pain from a degenerating lower back, I know the value of those same painkillers to...
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When Jonah Posner developed a fever last spring, his mother, Tracy, didn’t think much of it. The then-2-year-old was eating, drinking and sleeping as he usually did. “He had no other symptoms besides the fever,” Tracy Posner says....
In June 2010, Margaret Schoendorf was arrested after she sold an undercover detective 47 painkillers in Orange County. The same day, agents arrested doctors Roman Mosai and Michael Moyer on charges they were illegally doling out addictive painkillers...
Lady Gaga needs surgery after suffering from a concert injury, which has led to the cancellation of her "Born This Way Ball" tour. The singer, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, was experiencing chronic pain that caused the cancellation of four tour...
Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96. Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called...
HealthNearly every day for the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a headache. It’s not the throbbing, intense kind of headache that would put a gal in bed. No, it’s just a dull ache across the top of my head. It’s the kind of tension headache...
L.A. NOWAt a hearing this week in Bethesda, Md., on reducing fatal prescription overdoses, a federal panel heard from an East Bay man identified as a “clinician” that the real problem was that some doctors weren’t prescribing enough drugs....
If you're joining in on Lonely Hearts Clubs this Valentine's Day, the physical feelings of a broken heart may be familiar. "The idea that people experience pain after rejection may be more than just a metaphor," said Ethan Kross, an assistant...
The Medical Board of California has launched an investigation into a string of 16 fatal overdoses tied to powerful narcotics prescribed by a prominent Orange County physician. Dr. Van Vu, a pain management specialist in Huntington Beach, was featured in...
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