Tag archive for ‘Drug’
By Admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Drug ODs killed more Americans last year than Vietnam War

The opioid epidemic ravaging the United States is taking a grim and growing toll. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 64,070 people died from drug overdoses in 2016. More...

By Admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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County sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

PITTSBURGH — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, against 14 drug companies, claiming they play a role in the number of opioid overdoses, CBS Pittsburgh reports. The lawsuit More...

By Admin On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Opioid commission unveils new partnerships, drug supply limits to stop epidemic

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held the third formal meeting of President Trump’s ongoing Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis, where officials in the pharmaceutical industry and More...

By Admin On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Immune-focused drug targets advanced melanoma

New research suggests that Opdivo — a drug that works with the immune system to fight melanoma — is more effective than the current standard of care for patients who’ve had surgery to remove advanced More...

By Admin On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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New heart drug targets inflammation

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Researchers say a new drug lowers the risk of having another heart attack by reducing inflammation. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Health – More...

By Admin On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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In a first, drug lowers heart attack risk with new approach

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years. People on the drug also had surprisingly More...

By Admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens

The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds. The number of drug overdose deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds rose More...

By Admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens

The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds. The number of drug overdose deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds rose More...

By Admin On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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18 SWAT officers possibly exposed to fentanyl during drug raid

WEST END, Pa. — More than a dozen SWAT team officers were hospitalized Wednesday after agents raided a home in the West End, CBS Pittsburgh reports.  Around 6 a.m., several agencies began executing federal More...

By Admin On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Ohio foster care system flooded with children of drug addicts

BLUE CREEK, Ohio — On a winding trail in southeastern Ohio, four children symbolize the devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds. Delaney, Liam, Finnian More...