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Salem-News.com (Nov-11-2014 00:28)

Bob Rappaport, MD, Division Director of Anesthesia, Analgesia and Addiction Products at FDA Retires

What if the head of the division of the FDA responsible for opioids being approved is not a "watch dog" to the American people, but rather is a "lap dog" to the pharmaceutical industry?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - FDA drug applications One of Dr. Rappaport's biggest contributions to the American people before the FDA announced his retirement was an opioid called Zohydro ER.

Zohydro ER will be the first hydrocodone-only opioid in doses of 5 to 10 times more heroin-like narcotic than Vicodin.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2014 22:10)

Driver Involved in October 15 Fatal Crash Near Molalla Arrested on Drug-Related Warrant

The victim's 3-year old granddaughter received non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Buschke A Colton man was arrested last weekend on drug-related charges associated with the ongoing investigation into an October 15 fatal traffic crash near Molalla.

During the ongoing investigation OSP seized evidence. A search warrant was authorized that resulted in the seizure of controlled substances including heroin and methamphetamine from a container found inside Buschke's car.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-21-2014 15:20)

Legal Drug Pharmacies with Pill Mill Behaviors Must Be Accountable

Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) "prescribe" Walgreens be unaccountable for errors in loss of lives. Why?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - STOPP An organization named Stoppnow out of Florida has been instrumental in closing pill mills setting up in storefront buildings throughout their state. Here is their website http://stoppnow.com/.

Representatives from Stoppnow attended the Fed Up Rally in Washington, DC last month and scheduled a meeting with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) to discuss a bill co-sponsored by the congresswoman -- HR 4709. The bill sparked my interest because it ties the hands of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) if a pharmacy makes a serious mistake with an opioid prescription.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-06-2014 02:49)

Thousands March on Washington to End Prescription Drug Epidemic

Attorney General Eric Holder resigns! Lois Lerner, Commissioner of the I.R.S. resigns! Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director resigns! It's time for Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the F.D.A. to resign -- or better -- be fired!

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Fed up rally This past weekend I attended and was a speaker in Washington, DC at the FED UP Rally for a Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic. It was an experience I will never forget.

Below are the names of the organizations sending representatives to the reception and march to The White House. Pretty impressive don't you think?

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Salem-News.com (Oct-06-2014 02:10)

EBOLA! EBOLA! EBOLA!

Exclusive interview with Dr. Phil Leveque, Forensic Toxicologist and Pharmacologist, on the Ebola Epidemic.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Ebola epidemic It spreads very easily. An infected person doesn't need to touch you, or have you touch them; nor sneeze on you, or have sex with you. It’s their aura, the infected person’s atmosphere around them carries the moisture-born Ebola virus, their own contaminated body fluids. Yes, their sweat evaporating into the air around them is infected, and contagious.

Because of the virulence of this stuff, it doesn't act like measles or small pox or anything like that, something far, far worse. You can’t say that this is from person-to-person contact; it’s just not possible that it can be that way.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-27-2014 00:40)

Local Agencies Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back

No questions asked

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cadets at Drug Turn In On Saturday September 27th The Marion County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Drug Administration Agency and several local Police agencies will have drop sites to turn in prescription Drugs. The Marion County Sheriff's Office drop site will be in the parking lot of Roths I.G.A. which is located at 702 Lancaster Dr NE in Salem.

Salem Police will have a drop site at Peace Plaza which is located at 555 Liberty St SE in Salem. All drop sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-26-2014 09:27)

AG Holder Resigns, Reconfirms Support of Drug Policy Reforms

Lengthy Career Ends with Recognition of Drug Policy Failures

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Eric Holder Justice Department officials reported this morning that Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing his resignation as soon as a successor is nominated and confirmed.

His career, which spanned five and a half years, has been marked by a number of drug policy reforms to which he reconfirmed his commitment in an interview with Katie Couric Tuesday.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-22-2014 22:10)

Police Chief Joseph McNamara, Who Fought to End the Drug War, Dies at 79

Retired San Jose Police Chief Leaves Behind a Remarkable Legacy of Public Service and Activism

(MONTEREY, Calif.) - Joe McNamara McNamara spoke out publicly against the drug war long before the issue had come to the political forefront. He was a speaker and advisory board member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of law enforcement officials opposed to the war on drugs.

“When you’re telling cops that they’re soldiers in a Drug War, you’re destroying the whole concept of the citizen peace officer, a peace officer whose fundamental duty is to protect life and be a community servant,” said McNamara at a presentation for the International Conference on Drug Policy Reform in 1995.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-22-2014 00:01)

Rally for Immediate Coordinated Federal Response to the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Crisis

They will not ignore you if they know you are not going away.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - undertreatment of pain On September 27 and 28 I will be speaking at the FED UP Rally in Washington, DC calling attention to the national health epidemic - prescription opioids/heroin and the mounting death toll.

It is anticipated there will be a huge outpouring of families from all over the country who are "fed up" with the FDA picking the pockets of pharma by approving more and more opioids as a pay to play. For the past 12 years I have been exposing the prescription opioid/heroin Holocaust fueled by profiteers without consideration of the loss of life. My involvement in this journey for justice was as a result of the death of my daughter, Jill in 2002 to prescribed OxyContin.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2014 23:15)

Outrage Over Missing Emails But Not the US Opioid/Heroin Epidemic

The US Senate Committee on Finance focuses on Lois Lerner and the IRS emails and not the prescription opioid/heroin national epidemic!! Why?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - heroin epidemic On May 8, 2012 Senator Charles E. Grassley and Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the US Senate Committee wrote a letter to John H. Stewart, President and CEO of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Here is the first paragraph of the letter:

"As Chairman and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, we have a responsibility to the more than 100 million Americans who receive health care under Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

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