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 (http://bit.ly/YuxXHi ) 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 – AnnArbor.com

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.

DEAR READER:

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…)