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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 03:22)

The States of California and Illinois are Suing Pharmaceutical Companies for Opioid Epidemic

Why is the Attorney General's office in Pennsylvania disinterested?

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Gene DiGirolamo Representative Gene DiGirolamo of Pennsylvania was quoted as saying about the prescription opioid/heroin problem in his state "People are dying all over the state of Pennsylvania -- it is a big problem and is absolutely epidemic in Pennsylvania."

His comments were made at a Hearing of the House Human Services Committee. Following is the YouTube video of Congressman DiGirolamo acknowledging the problem in Pennsylvania in the video entitled "Opioid Drug Abuse Epidemic in Pennsylvania."

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Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2014 09:56)

California Man Arrested in Oregon After Police Find Cocaine

Police arrested 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.

(MEDFORD, Ore. ) - An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Medford led to the arrest of a West Sacramento, California man after he was found in possession of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop, with the assistance of a Medford Police Department drug detection canine, led to the discovery of approximately 2.2 pounds of cocaine concealed inside the pickup.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2014 15:30)

Salem Man Holds Wife at Gunpoint Overnight; Meth Use Could Be to Blame

Deputies arrested the suspect while in possession of meth, paraphernalia, and .22 caliber handgun.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Alvaro Esquivel-Quiroz Marion County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Salem man who allegedly held his wife of nine years at gunpoint through the night.

Sergeant Chris Baldridge says on Tuesday, deputies went to a home located on 47th Ave SE in Salem. During the investigation, the wife said after the suspect came home from work, accused the victim of conspiring with neighbors and installing listening devices in the walls of the home

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Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2014 08:58)

Want to Quit Smoking? Try Texting

More than 75,000 people in the United States have enrolled in the Text2Quit program through quit lines and enrollment is on the rise. Study Finds Texting May Help You Quit Smoking

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - More than 11 percent of smokers who used a text- messaging program to help them quit did so and remained smoke free at the end of a six- month study as compared to just 5 percent of controls, according to a new report by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

“Text messages seem to give smokers the constant reminders they need to stay focused on quitting,” says Lorien C. Abroms, ScD, MA, an associate professor of prevention and community health at Milken Institute and the lead author of the study.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2014 08:19)

Oregon Youth Wins First Place for Poem About Meth

Aaron's poem, "Meth," took top honors in Words Unlocked, a poetry competition sponsored by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings. The poem is at the end of the story.

(ROSEBURG, Ore. ) - Kim DeForest and Aaron A panel of judges that included Chelsea Clinton has awarded first place in a national contest to a poem written by Aaron, an at-risk youth in the care of Oregon's juvenile justice agency.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2014 07:23)

No Accountability in the Opioid/Heroin Epidemic Results in Dangerous False Prophets

What side are these guys on? The one holding the greenbacks, apparently.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Jeffrey Fudin Over the years I have written many articles on the profiting by paid spokespersons and foundations by the pharmaceutical industry in sparking the opioid/heroin epidemic fires throughout the U.S. and Canada.

As tens of thousands of victims of the over prescribing of opioids die or become addicted every year because of the most methodical and evil marketing of painkillers, what would happen if this epidemic became a strategy of ridicule? But maybe I'm using "ridicule" for lack of a better word -- should it be narcissism or possibly "wannabe syndrome?"

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Salem-News.com (May-11-2014 11:57)

Massachusetts Declares War on Opioids/Heroin and Zohydro to Combat Health Crisis - Will 49 States Follow?

This is the epidemic Massachusetts is fighting and it was playing out live in front of us.

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Massachusetts State House, Boston, Massachusetts On April 29 I had the honor of standing on the steps of the State House in Boston, Massachusetts and speak about the opioid/heroin epidemic, the corrupt FDA and a recently approved opioid called Zohydro.

I had been invited by Joanne Peterson, Founder and Executive Director of an organization called Learn to Cope.

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Salem-News.com (May-11-2014 11:07)

Drinking Water in UK Contaminated with Cocaine?

“We have the near highest level of cocaine use in western Europe,” - Steve Rolles, from the drug policy think tank Transform

(LONDON) - Cocaine in the water in UK Use of Cocaine has become so common in Britain that drinking water supply has been contaminated with the drug, a new report has shown.

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Salem-News.com (May-06-2014 14:03)

``End the War on Drugs``: Nobel Economists, Reagan`s Secretary of State

“The list of people agreeing that drug abuse is a public health problem keeps getting longer and more prestigious. Does any thinking person still believe the drug war is working?” asked Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

(WASHINGTON DC) - George Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan Eliminating drug use is not possible and prohibition leads to mass incarceration, human rights abuses, a degradation of fundamental rights, corruption and violence.

That is the conclusion reached by a report signed by five Nobel-winning economists, Reagan’s Secretary of State George Shultz, British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, former EU foreign policy Javier Solana and other international luminaries.

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Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 14:22)

Salem-News.com Writer Joins Zohydro Opponents Protesting FDA-Approved Drug

“The FDA has to be swept clean from the top to the bottom. It is corrupt,” said Marianne Skolek of Myrtle Beach, S.C., who writes about the pharmaceutical industry for Oregon-based Salem-News.com.

(BOSTON) - Mass. state house rally Activists rallied Tuesday against Zohydro, a new painkiller Gov. Deval Patrick attempted to ban before being rebuffed by a federal judge.

The “Massachusetts Says No to Zohydro” rally included the AFL-CIO, Learn to Cope and the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery.

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