Heroin Deceives User Tolerance Levels

Heroin Deceives User Tolerance Levels
The laced heroin induced deaths have hit an all-time high, deceiving tolerance levels of users in the state of Pennsylvania. Causing potent opioid effects such as comas or respiratory depression, the laced heroin has claimed twenty-two known lives in …
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Understanding Opioid Abuse (2 Letters)
Re “Painkillers as a Gateway to Heroin” (Feb. 11): Our published work a decade ago revealed that the best predictor of a transition from prescription opioid abuse to heroin abuse and injection of opioids was abuse of two or more pharmaceutical opioids …
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West Springfield Fire Department 1st in Western Massachusetts to equip fire
With heroin and opioid overdoses on the rise, some fire departments now include Narcan in their BLS, or "basic life support," services. But most Massachusetts police and fire departments still don't use the drug, which is widely used by EMTs and …
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Leahy to hold Senate field hearing on heroin and opioid addiction March 17 in
Senator Patrick Leahy announced Friday that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a rare field hearing in Vermont to augment Vermont's heightened mission, announced by Governor Peter Shumlin, to counter the rise of heroin and opioid addiction …
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