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By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 7, 2012
After two long-running wars with escalating levels of combat stress, more than 110,000 active-duty Army troops last year were taking prescribed antidepressants, narcotics, sedatives, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs, according to figures recently disclosed to The Times by the U.S. Army surgeon general. Nearly 8% of the active-duty Army is now on sedatives and more than 6% is on antidepressants — an eightfold increase since 2005.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 27, 2010
That poppy seeds can lead to false-positive results on tests for opioid abuse is not just an urban legend, researchers said [at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting last May].
Another example is that most standard drug tests don’t screen for the opioid drug oxycodone, as well as a handful of other opioids including methadone and fentanyl, noted Smith, who conducted the research while he was at Boston Medical Center.
Posted in ACTIVISM, ECONOMICS, SCIENCE | Tagged Alcohol, alprazolam, antidepressants, aspirin, Drug Testing, Fentanyl, ibuprofen, impairment, metabolites, migraine, morphine, Oregon, poppy, Portland, prescription drug abuse, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Zoloft | 3 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 13, 2009
A DEPRESSED mother who was high on cannabis took her own life while walking her dog on marshland east of Hailsham. Stephanie Wainwright, 33, was found hanged from a bridge on a footpath half a mile from her home in Marshfoot Lane on April 24 last year. An inquest in Eastbourne yesterday heard that Miss [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 5, 2009
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Many more Americans have been using prescription drugs to treat mental illness since 1996, in part because of expanded insurance coverage and greater familiarity with the drugs among primary care doctors, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. Really? It wouldn’t have anything to do with the ubiquitous “ask your prescriber about new prescription [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 8, 2009
Last year there was a horrible tragedy in Omaha when Robert Hawkins, 19, went to the mall and began shooting innocent people, killing eight and himself. Yesterday, Hawkins’ mother Molly appeared on the Dr. Phil television program so the two of them could “get real” (to mock one of Dr. McGraw’s favorite catchphrases) about what [...]
Posted in ABNORML NEWS, ACTIVISM, FAMILIES | Tagged Anafranil, antidepressants, Aventyl, Celexa, Columbine, Cymbalta, Desyrel, Dr. Phil, Effexor, Elavil, Lexapro, Ludiomil, Luvox, Marplan, Nardil, Nebraska, Norpramin, Omaha, Omaha Mall Shooting, Pamelor, Parnate, Paxil, Pexeva, Prozac, Remeron, Robert Hawkins, Sarafem, school shootings, Serzone, Sinequan, Surmontil, Symbyax, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM, Triavil, violence, Vivactil, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Zyban | 5 Responses
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