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Sick Kids shuts down hair tests at Motherisk lab
Decision comes after a Star investigation into tests used in criminal and child protection cases across Canada.

Toronto Star – The Hospital for Sick Children has permanently discontinued hair drug and alcohol tests at its embattled Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory after an internal review “further explored and validated” previous, and as yet undisclosed, “questions and concerns.”

The decision, announced on Friday, comes amid a Star investigation and mounting pressure from critics to shutter the lab, whose hair drug and alcohol tests have been used in criminal and child protection cases across the country, typically as evidence of parental substance abuse. More...

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What You Need to Know About the Dangerous New Drugs Sweeping the Nation

DrugsFox News Insider – David Murray, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, joined Anna Kooiman on "Fox and Friends Weekend" to share some insight on the dangerous new drugs that people are experimenting with across the country.

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Ahead of 4/20, marijuana losing its rebellious stigma, gaining more acceptance

A woman smokes marijuana during the 4/20 Rally at the Civic Center in Denver, April 20, 2014. (Reuters)

Yahoo News - A pungent cloud of marijuana smoke will be wafting over many parts of Canada on Monday. Yes, it’s 4/20 again, the unofficial holiday that openly celebrates pot, reefer, ganga, weed, Mary Jane or whatever you like to call it.

In most places, though, you’re unlikely to see police swooping in to corral the tokers. Even though pot possession remains illegal, the narcs probably won’t be busting anyone except dealers. More...

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 Soccer Mom’s Secret Heroin Addiction
After Candace broke her neck in a car accident, doctors prescribed OxyContin. When her insurance fell through, the single mother of two found something cheaper for the pain: heroin.

Soccer Mom's Secret Heroin AddictionThe Daily Beast - Not infrequently, I get emails from readers of my blog—dedicated to medical horror stories—describing their own encounters. The stories they tell are often uncomfortable, ones they’re too shy to discuss with their own doctors. As a trauma surgeon who maintains anonymity, I seem to have become a safe harbor for unconventional medical anxieties.

Most of the questions I get are fairly routine, “What’s this lump on my ass?” kind of thing. But every now and then I get one that throws me for a loop. Enter Candace. I received an email from Candace (not her real name) last week and was immediately struck by her story.
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Heroin-assisted therapy 'better for some drug users than standard treatments'

 

Medical News Today - Heroin users who do not benefit from conventional addiction treatments should receive heroin-assisted therapy. This is according to a Canadian professor, whose views were recently published in The BMJ.

Heroin is an illegal drug processed from morphine, which comes from poppy plants. The drug is highly addictive, activating the reward center of the brain and releasing dopamine - a neurotransmitter that triggers a pleasure sensation. More...


Neonatal abstinence syndrome increasing 'due to opioid overprescription'
Medical News Today - Women receiving prescription opioids while pregnant are at increased risk of their babies having neonatal abstinence syndrome - a drug withdrawal syndrome traditionally linked with illicit drug use during pregnancy.

In 2012, an estimated 259 million prescriptions were written for opioid pain relievers in the US - enough for one prescription for every American adult.

The new study - conducted by researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, and published in the journal Pediatrics - shows that opioid pain relievers such as hydrocone are commonly being prescribed to pregnant women, resulting in an elevated risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). More...

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I was a little kid who had CHUM on my radio all day and under my pillow at night growing up! All of my heroes were deejays on CHUM, and I was determined I was going to be one! Never did work at CHUM Toronto, although I was with the company off and on over 20 years in other Canadian markets. I got into radio at the University of Waterloo and the rest is history, I guess.

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