CDC’s 2013 By The Numbers: CDC study shows emergency department visits also on the rise among women. Every three minutes, a woman goes into the emergency department for prescription painkiller misuse or abuse. #VitalSigns
Clinton Foundation announces free Narcan Nasal Spray for US High Schools. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist indicated for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression.
Some opioid addicts are turning to an over-the-counter alternative to get high -- and it's probably not one you'd expect. Loperamide, the main ingredient in Imodium A-D, causes intestinal slow-down, which helps stop diarrhea. But in very high doses, it can have other effects -- as well as some serious risks. For questions or possible poisonings regarding this medication, call your local Poison Center in Texas at 1-800-222-1222.
The Texas Dept. of State Health Services is advising consumers not to eat Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels because the product may be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Scenic Fruit Company issued a recall this week of Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernels, typically sold in 8-ounce resealable packages. DSHS is working with the distributor and will work with Texas stores to ensure the product has been removed from shelves. Check your freezers and dispose of the product if…
Why are we going to the ER for weed? Docs talk on emergency room visits Emergency rooms in pot-legal states are busier than ever with marijuana-related visits, statistics show. But are these patients just too stoned, or might they be legitimately at risk? 1/14/16