BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple has been sentenced to prison for giving their emaciated and disabled 5-year-old son a lethal overdose of the opioid painkiller oxycodone through his feeding tube.
Broome County Court Judge Kevin Dooley sentenced 46-year-old Charles Burks to 13 years and 40-year-old Jennifer Burks to nine years in prison on Thursday. They had pleaded guilty to (more…)
Lorcaserin, a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, researchers have confirmed. Opiate abuse is a major public health problem and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths from prescription opiate overdose in America has quadrupled since 1999.
High relapse rates, and too few people remaining in treatment programs long (more…)