Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Conrad Murray to be sentenced in Michael Jackson's death

Michael Jackson's mom wants doctor to get maximum time

American Medical Association Calls for Doctor Training to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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Woman stole $342 in Nikes from West Palm Beach store, hid crack pipes in buttocks, police say

Two arrested after search warrant turns up methamphetamine

Dangerous drugs stolen from West Palm Beach firefighters are returned

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Coffee, Alcohol, and More That May Affect RA - rheumatoidarthritis - Health.com

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Fla. drug law case heading for state's high court

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Male Offspring of Cocaine-Using Rats Less Likely to Be Attracted to the Drug | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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Study of Twins Suggests Genetic Factor May Play Role in Quitting Smoking | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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What are the Impacts of Good Samaritan Laws? | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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Friday, November 11, 2011

In Britain, Painkillers Are More Difficult to Obtain Than in the United States | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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Marijuana Use and Adolescents: What Clinicians Need to Know | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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Seven arrested during raid in west Delray

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Emergency Rooms Reported More than 14,000 Intentional Poisonings in 2009

Emergency rooms reported 14,270 intentional poisonings in 2009, according to a new government report. Alcohol was a factor in 60 percent of cases. Nearly two-thirds of ER visits for intentional poisonings were by women, according to the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Read Full Story...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Drug kingpin in South America’s biggest favela arrested by Brazilian police

The kingpin who controlled the drug trade in South America’s biggest favela has been arrested by Brazilian police, as authorities in Rio de Janeiro seek to finally wrest back control of an area ruled by criminal gangs for 30 years. Read Full Story...

21-year-old Wellington man, girlfriend charged with stealing checks from his mother to buy pills

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dr. Conrad Murray has been placed on suicide watch -- but just as a precaution. The Houston-based cardiologist was remanded in custody Monday after being found guilty of  involuntary manslaughter in the June, 2009 death of pop superstar Michael Jackson. Now, an unnamed law enforcement official tells the Los Angeles Times that staff were told to ensure Murray does not try to take his own life at Los Angeles County Jail. An attorney for Murray confirmed on Good Morning America on Tuesday that Murray is on suicide watch, but said it’s more of a precaution, and that the physician had not threatened to harm himself in any way. In addition, Murray has been deemed a "keep away inmate", meaning jail officials will take special precautions to keep him safe, including giving him a single cell for his own protection. Murray will  also reportedly be assigned an "escort" to accompany him wherever he goes -- including to the shower -- and he will not be allowed to mingle with other inmates.

Murray -- who lost his medical license as a result of the court ruling -- will be sentenced on November 29 and faces a maximum of four years in prison.

Superior Court judge Michael Pastor cited "public safety" as the reason why he has been detained until his next court appearance. He explained: "Public safety demands that he is remanded. With no bail in the interim he is to be kept in the care and custody of the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Office." Attorneys for Murray say they will appeal the verdict.

Fake weed and fake cocaine makers skirt Florida bans

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Friday, November 4, 2011

CDC Report on Prescription Painkiller Overdose is a Call To Action

At the CDC, we deal with the numbers and statistics affecting the public’s health every day. I’ve worked here for most of my career, and rarely do these numbers reveal the full and tragic story they actually represent. The CDC’s report this week on prescription painkiller overdoses is one of these rare instances, confirming a story many of us have heard in communities across America. Read Full Story...

Two Fort Lauderdale cops surrender, accused of serious misconduct

Fort Lauderdale police detectives Billy Koepke, center, and Brian Dodge, right, are booked into the Broward County jail Thursday night on various felony charges. (Robert Duyos, Sun Sentinel / November 3, 2011)
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Number of Prescription Painkiller Deaths More Than Tripled in Last 10 Years

The number of Americans who died from overdoses of prescription painkillers more than tripled in the past decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read Full Story...

Report: Man accused of trying to sneak cocaine through OIA

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12 men busted in Miami Gardens area on gun, drug charges

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