Mother slumped at wheel, toddler goes off for help – San Francisco Chronicle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland mother has pleaded not guilty to charges of drunken driving and child neglect after her 2-year-old son walked away for help and she was found slumped in the driver’s seat of her car.

The Oregonian ( ) reported that a probable cause affidavit described the arrest Monday.

It said 28-year-old Cassandra C. Kimmel told officers she had (more…)

85-year-old Staten Island doctor who doled out oxycodone shouldn’t be jailed … -…

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Citing his age and his wife’s failing health, a Grant City family doctor who helped fuel Staten Island’s prescription-drug epidemic shouldn’t go to prison, his lawyer contends.

Dr. Felix Lanting, 85, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, after Brooklyn federal prosecutors accused him of running a pill mill out of a “makeshift” medical office at (more…)

Opioid addiction can be overcome through medication –

I started taking oxycodone for chronic back pain, but now I’m addicted to it. I’ve heard there may be medications that can help me quit.


Oxycodone, like morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, is an opioid drug. Opioids are among the most powerful painkillers available. They can also produce a feeling of well-being and euphoria.

Opioids affect the brain by attaching themselves to structures (more…)