Documents About Prince’s Death Show He Hid Opioid Pills in Vitamin and Aspirin Bottles

Published 04-22-2017

Newly released court documents related to the investigation into Prince’s death reveal he hid some opioid pills in over-the-counter vitamin and aspirin bottles. The New York Times reports that in at least one instance, Prince procured an opioid prescription in the name of a personal friend and employee. Prince was found dead in his home in April 2016, after he ingested a fatal amount of fentanyl, an opioid often used to make counterfeit pills that are sold illegally as oxycodone and other pain relievers. Prince reportedly suffered hip pain after decades of strenuous performances. He regularly jumped onstage in platform heels. He began taking...

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Prescription for the Nation

Published 02-28-2017

Most healthcare professionals promote the well-being of one individual at a time. Those who work in public health, however, promote the well-being of groups of individuals. The U.S. Public Health Service and the rest of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promote the well-being of overlapping groups that taken altogether represent the entire population of the United States. Individuals do not always collaborate with healthcare providers. For example, only about 50 percent of patients with chronic diseases take their medications as prescribed. It remains to be seen whether the population of the United States will collaborate with HHS’s...

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SPOTLIGHT: Des Moines, IA Affiliate’s Bilingual Program

Published 03-21-2017

Employee & Family Resources (EFR), NCADD’s Des Moines, IA Affiliate, provides bilingual individual and family counseling, along with in-home support to families, through its “Para Ti Programa.” Serving Polk, Dallas and Warren counties, EFR provides the support in Spanish and English to individuals and families when they face life’s challenges. The program offers in-office appointments with a master’s degreed therapist who is bilingual and bicultural, in addition to a bachelor’s degreed counselor who is available for home visits, school visits, and assistance in the community. Clients may access both services, and just the one they need by calling the Affiliate. Para Ti...

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NCADD Putnam- Affiliate of the Month - April 2017

The National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies/Putnam, Inc. (NCADD Putnam) NCADD Putnam was founded in 1985. The Council was established to meet the growing need for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention and education services in Putnam County. NCADD Putnam is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to provide prevention and education to businesses, community organizations, schools and agencies. MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to promote education and awareness related to substance use disorders and problem gambling to the residents of Putnam County and the surrounding area, by providing the community with up...

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