Hospital Offers Hope for Teens With Mysterious, Excruciating Pain

Hospital offers hope for teens with mysterious, excruciating pain
Children's Mercy opened Rehabilitation for Amplified Pain Syndrome in March, basing it on a similar program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Other programs exist at the Mayo … "I had a whole chart of 17 pills a day she was on: oxycodone … Read more on News & Observer

A hazy future: Heroin usage on the rise in Carroll
About half of the clients at The Shoemaker Center — a detox and inpatient rehabilitation program in Sykesville — have a primary diagnosis of opiate dependence, according to program coordinator Meghan Graves. This statistic includes both … This fact … Read more on Carroll County Times

Challenges of tackling heroin problems
"Generally they're starting with oxycontin, roxycontin, and as that becomes unavailable or their financial resources are depleting, they're moving on to heroin because it's more affordable," explained Dr. Arlene Magee who is the executive director for … Read more on WBXH

Judge sentences Gosnell to 30 years for 'pill mill' crimes
He said he wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and federal prison officials offering his "expertise" in "narcotic rehabilitation" and "medical sociology," and as a "transactional interrelationist" to help other inmates while serving his own … Read more on