With one-third of Tennesseans filling prescriptions for painkillers every year, is the noted increase in overdose deaths surprising?
Last Update: April 15th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
Cocaine, Benzos, Amphetamines (speed), and Heroin were included in the “multi drug toxicity” said to have caused the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York City.
More ecstasy pills contaminated with other drugs, killing people. This time the pills were appropriately named “Mortal Kombat”.
Again out of Florida, a raging naked man attacks innocent bystanders, biting the face of one, before getting shot dead by police. Most witnesses think he was “high on something”.
Last Update: February 5th, 2014 at 12:02 pm
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died alone in his bathroom last night. Cause of death: deadly consequences of addiction.
Officials are warning consumers about what appears to be tainted heroin killing New Jersey residents. The doses are sold in wax paper folds stamped with “Bud Light” in red ink.
Jefferson County (MO) Prosecuter Forrest Wegge thinks killing someone while driving drunk is not “reckless behavior”, so he did not pursue manslaughter charges. The victim is dead. The drunk driver got 30 days in jail.
She was a celebrity, she was depressed, and she may have been despondent after a breakup. But no drugs and no alcohol were connected to Jiah Khan suicide.
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman wants the blood alcohol concentration threshold for DUI to be ZERO, eventually. We’re not sure what that means, but apparently right now she’ll settle for 0.05% BAC.
Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab led the celebrity reality TV industry for years as it showcased popular and less than popular celebrities suffering under addiction. Mindy McCready’s suicide this week marks the 5th unnaturally death of a Celebrity Rehab guest in the past two years.
Last Update: March 24th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
He’s charged with second degree murder in the death of his son. Witnesses say he used bath salts, “saw things, saw people”, that he carried a gun, and even paid people cash to “stay away” so he wouldn’t shoot them. Did Bath Salts kill Patrick Goforth?
Last Update: August 23rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Twenty-three year old Brett Cronin was charged with the murder of his family’s house guest, a 13 year old boy, during an overnight sleepover. Early reports suggest Cronin provided, and may have injected the heroin that killed the boy.
Last Update: September 24th, 2012 at 12:30 am
Dr. Lisa Tseng was called “Dr. Feel Good” by agents because of her alleged high-prescribing of powerful painkillers. She’s on trial for murder. She was secretly filmed by an undercover agent seeking Oxycontin, and the video is pretty convincing.