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Treatment Center Kills Man with Lethal Drug Overdose

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that a man being treated in a state-run drug treatment center in Butner, NC, after staff members gave him a lethal dose of methadone. The story took a frightening turn when we learned that there was no reason for the man to have been prescribed methadone in the first …

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FDA Warning about Zocor

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin may–in some cases and in some people–cause muscle damage. While this sounds relatively harmless, the damage sometimes progresses to a severe form called rhabdomyolysis. With this disease (often called “Rhabdo” for short), the damaged muscles release proteins into the …

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