July 30, 2014
Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 03:22)
The States of California and Illinois are Suing Pharmaceutical Companies for Opioid EpidemicMarianne Skolek Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter
Why is the Attorney General's office in Pennsylvania disinterested?
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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."
Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2014 09:56)
California Man Arrested in Oregon After Police Find CocaineSalem-News.com
Police arrested 42-year-old Jay Gaudalupe Barragan, from West Sacramento, California.
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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.
Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2014 15:30)
Salem Man Holds Wife at Gunpoint Overnight; Meth Use Could Be to BlameKevin Hays Salem-News.com
Deputies arrested the suspect while in possession of meth, paraphernalia, and .22 caliber handgun.
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Marion County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Salem man who allegedly held his wife of nine years at gunpoint through the night.
Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2014 08:58)
Want to Quit Smoking? Try TextingSalem-News.com
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
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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.
Salem-News.com (Jun-05-2014 08:19)
Oregon Youth Wins First Place for Poem About MethSalem-News.com
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. ) - 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.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2014 07:23)
No Accountability in the Opioid/Heroin Epidemic Results in Dangerous False ProphetsMarianne Skolek Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter
What side are these guys on? The one holding the greenbacks, apparently.
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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.
Salem-News.com (May-11-2014 11:57)
Massachusetts Declares War on Opioids/Heroin and Zohydro to Combat Health Crisis - Will 49 States Follow?Marianne Skolek Salem-News.com
This is the epidemic Massachusetts is fighting and it was playing out live in front of us.
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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.
Salem-News.com (May-11-2014 11:07)
Drinking Water in UK Contaminated with Cocaine?Salem-News.com
“We have the near highest level of cocaine use in western Europe,” - Steve Rolles, from the drug policy think tank TransformRead Full Article
Salem-News.com (May-06-2014 14:03)
``End the War on Drugs``: Nobel Economists, Reagan`s Secretary of StateSalem-News.com
“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
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Eliminating drug use is not possible and prohibition leads to mass incarceration, human rights abuses, a degradation of fundamental rights, corruption and violence.
Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 14:22)
Salem-News.com Writer Joins Zohydro Opponents Protesting FDA-Approved DrugSalem-News.com
“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.
Activists rallied Tuesday against Zohydro, a new painkiller Gov. Deval Patrick attempted to ban before being rebuffed by a federal judge.
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