Is the death toll from these dangerous opioids just not high enough yet?
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Last month I wrote an article about the FDA's approval of yet another dangerous extended release opioid to be unleashed on the public as we are fighting addictions and deaths in the tens of thousands.
As a result of my articles about the advisory committee of the FDA approving another extended release opioid -- this one based on a "cheap party study", I received the below email from a "press officer" at the FDA
A coordinated search effort to find Rider has brought together many concerned citizens.
(SALEM, Ore.) - On June 18, 2016 David Dixon of Salem experienced every dog owner’s worst nightmare. David and his constant companion, Rider, were visiting at a friend’s home in Salem. David and his friends decided to go out and, as is customary, Rider was left at the home. You see, Rider is David’s best friend. He is part of the family.
While they were out, there was a thunderstorm. Rider panicked and when they returned to the home they discovered a busted-out board and no Rider.
The clock is ticking for anyone involved in online child porn.
(ALBANY, Ore.) - Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his detectives served a search warrant this morning at a residence in Albany after a month long investigation into the online distribution of child pornography.
Numerous electronic devices were seized and occupants of the residence were interviewed. One computer in the residence was determined to be actively distributing child pornography files when detectives arrived.
My testimony in 2007 in front of US Senator Patrick Leahy's Judiciary Committee.
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - How many deaths could have been prevented Senator Leahy if you had the courage to initiate an investigation into the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma when I implored you to do so? Would we now be fighting for the lives of our children in a Holocaust of heroin deaths?
My name is Marianne Skolek. I had a beautiful 29 year old daughter named Jill. She had the misfortune of being prescribed OxyContin in January 2002 and was killed on April 29, 2002...
(ONTARIO, Ore.) - A warning shot was fired to put an end to mayhem at EOCI today. No one received injuries from the gunfire.
Several inmates engaged in a series of fights on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI), today at about 2:30 p.m. The inmates refused verbal directives to stop fighting, at which time staff administered pepper spray.
Fourteen horticultural products ordered detained and removed from sale, growers asked to stop usage.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The 12 notices cover 14 products sold in Oregon that were also identified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in late June as containing undeclared pesticide active ingredients. In an abundance of caution, ODA issued its orders and is currently sampling and testing these products sold in Oregon.
The orders call for the product manufacturers to immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution in Oregon. In addition, products within Oregon or transported into the state by any type of business transaction or other method
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Control Unit.
(SALEM, Ore.) - When they arrived on the scene, officers found an adult female deceased and a 9-year old girl injured in one vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle with minor injuries.
The investigation has shown that 19-year old Estaban Alvarez-Ayala was traveling eastbound on Silverton Rd in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when, for some reason, he crossed into the westbound lane of traffic.
Stay hydrated. Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake.
(WASHINGTON D.C.) - As a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.
Extreme heat affects everybody – our family, friends and neighbors. Our nation’s most vulnerable include the elderly, children, emergency responders, outdoor workers, low-income households, athletes, and even our pets.
Dery was only 2 digits from hitting the grand prize.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Steven Dery of Coquille is well aware that everyone in town already knows he won $1 million playing Powerball.
Dery, who is a regular Powerball player, purchased his ticket at the Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop. Dery matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number. He said he was two digits away from hitting the grand prize. But noted he was perfectly happy winning $1 million!
Sites are dedicated to helping online traders up their game and profit from their trades.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Online foreign exchange (FX) trading is fast gaining popularity so much that there is a plethora of sites such as CMC Markets dedicated to helping newbies become experts in online trading.
For most newcomers to online trading, these websites provide insight into the business, including vital bits of wisdom from seasoned traders to make their endeavor fruitful.
More than 70 companies that offer services to oil producers have gone bankrupt over the past year and a half.
(LONDON OilPrice.com) - The rig count has rebounded from the lows seen in late May, a small indication that oil companies in the U.S. could begin drilling anew.
Shale drilling is a short-cycle prospect, requiring only a few weeks to drill and bring a well online. Because of this, the collective U.S. shale industry has been likened to the new "swing producer": low oil prices force quick cutbacks but higher prices trigger new supplies.
Foreign Exchange students develop lifelong relationships with friends and family in their host communities.
(SALEM, Ore.) - ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.
ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's tragic crash.
(VERNONIA, Ore.) - Two people died Wednesday afternoon in a near head-on crash. According to OSP, two Ford F-150 pickups were fully engulfed in fire when troopers arrived at the scene Wednesday afternoon.
Both drivers were determined to have sustained fatal injuries from the crash. There were no passengers in either pickup.
Ransom may spend 90 months in prison for shooting Pearce to death.
(DALLAS, Ore.) - Today 35-year old Nicholas Anthony Ransom, of West Salem, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the July 15, 2015 shooting death of Matthew Pearce, also of West Salem.
Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, charges of Murder, Manslaughter in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon were dismissed.
(McMINNVILLE, Ore.) - This afternoon a Willamette Valley Medical Center employee brought a loaded firearm in a backpack to work. The employee dropped the bag and the gun discharged causing an injury to the employee.
No one else was involved or injured. Police have safely secured the weapon and removed it from the premises. This is not an active situation and the site has been cleared.
A westbound van went off the road and caught fire.
(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - Just before 3 a.m., early Tuesday July 12th, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 18, near milepost 3.5 (north of Lincoln City).
Preliminary investigation reveals a white in color 15-passenger GMC van, was traveling westbound when it departed the highway and for unknown reasons, striking several large trees and catching fire.
One of the Largest Antique Shows in the Country brings vendors from all over the U.S.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Exhibitors come from all over the country bringing their most interesting and popular vintage items. Held at the Portland Expo Center, there are more than 1,300 booths available to view – both inside and outside - this is the big one – don’t miss it! If you are a treasure hunter, decorator, collector or just like to find pieces from your past, the July Expo Antique & Collectible Show is for you.
Just as you see on the popular collecting programs, such as American Pickers, you can find that treasured item buried among the thousands of booths at the show.
The aftermath of the officer-involved shooting was live-streamed on facebook, then deleted by administrators.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Her boyfriend was in the passenger seat. According to Reynolds, Castile told the officer that he was carrying a gun, which he had a permit to carry. He told the officer that he was going to reach into his back pocket for his wallet and identification.
She said the officer told Castile “not to move” then, so he stopped and, “as he was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times,” Reynolds said.
The US is #1 in the world in opioid use. Disturbing and true!
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - The FDA advisory committee strikes again and recommended approval of Vantrela ER (Teva Pharmaceuticals), a new hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablet with abuse-deterrent capabilities.
As the U.S. is fighting a devastating epidemic of prescription opioid/heroin addictions and deaths, the FDA approves yet another opioid. Maybe someone should ask the FDA "how many opioids does it take to devastate every state in the country?"
"This is an American issue" -U.S. President Obama, 7/7/2016
(WARSAW, Poland) - THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. I know we've been on a long flight, but given the extraordinary interest in the shootings that took place in Louisiana and Minnesota, I thought it would be important for me to address all of you directly.
And I want to begin by expressing my condolences for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.