Archive for: January, 2012

Mobile Meth Lab Explosion: Florida Man Clifford Ellison Dies From Exploding Crystal Meth In Car

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A man died on Tuesday after a mobile meth lab explosion sent shards of glass into his neck, police in Florida said. Lakeland authorities originally believed that 36-year-old Clifford Ellison passed away from the resulting car accident, but later discovered that his passenger was mixing a dangerous concoction known as “shake ‘n’ bake” methamphetamine, which [...]

Task force urges aggressive action on prescription drug abuse

Lawmakers from both parties say the state must embrace recommendations outlined in the report. By John Richardson jrichardson@mainetoday.com MaineToday Media State House Writer AUGUSTA — Lawmakers from both parties welcomed a report Wednesday calling for more aggressive and coordinated efforts to curb prescription drug abuse in Maine. “This issue is so critical to what ails [...]

Navy veteran charged with giving teen fatal heroin injection accused of dosing second teen

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Navy veteran who served as a medic in Afghanistan is accused of injecting two Alaska teens with drugs on separate occasions, giving one of them a fatal dose.Sean Warner initially was charged with injecting only one girl — a 14-year-old from Anchorage who authorities say died from the heroin dose almost [...]

Deaths from prescription drug abuse at `epidemic levels`

A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last November asserts that in the past decade the number of deaths caused by the overdose of prescription painkillers in the United States has more than tripled. The CDC reports that these deaths are now at “epidemic levels,” and causing more deaths than those [...]

Griffen Kramer died of heroin overdose, toxicology tests show

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Griffen Kramer, an 18-year-old high school quarterback who was found dead at a friend’s house, died of a heroin overdose, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said Friday. Kramer, a Thousand Oaks High School quarterback and son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer, was found dead Oct. 30 in Agoura Hills, and officials suspected he had died [...]

Remote reserves say Ottawa’s response to OxyContin crisis inadequate

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While the world was distracted by Attawapiskat, another desperate cry for help was getting little notice in remote northern Ontario, where addiction to the prescription drug OxyContin is devastating reserves. Although the federal government is well aware of the spiralling drug crisis in the North — it provides health care on reserves — First Nations [...]

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