Infant 9 December '16
A South Side, Pittsburgh couple has been charged after their two-month-old baby overdosed on methadone. The infant, who was revived by the opiate antidote Narcan, was found unresponsive after going into respiratory arrest due to the overdose.
Health/Nutrition 25 October '16
Peer recovery programs introduce peer recovery coaches or specialists to drug overdose patients while they're still in emergency rooms and maintain contact with them after they get discharged. Patients develop a bond and trust these coaches because they share the same experiences.
Health 20 September '16
A new clinical report is urging for a formal restriction on using codeine for children. Codeine is an opioid pain medication that is also used to relieve kids' coughs.
Behavior 17 August '16
A new study found that teenagers are three times more likely to commit suicide after using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons for a year. For teenagers who abuse opiates, suicide risk is thrice more likely.
Medicine 25 May '16
New research has found that painkillers can reduce pain slightly - but nowhere near the levels considered enough to be clinically effective.
News 18 February '16
A nine-year old boy from Milwaukee died after undergoing an outpatient tonsillectomy.