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Operation UNITE formally unveiled its new “I Am UNITE” scholarship program Friday morning in Rockcastle County.
Students, parents, civic leaders, elected officials and business leaders packed the Rockcastle County High School gymnasium for the ceremony – one of many to be conducted in the next few weeks to award scholarships to 19 graduating seniors across southern and eastern Kentucky….
In addition to the “I Am UNITE” scholarships, Bradshaw and Avery were awarded $5,000 scholarships through a UNITE Foundation donation by Ameritox, a company that provides physicians with drug monitoring and reporting services.
The following appeared in Practical Pain Management and was authored by Ameritox’s Michael DeGeorge, Jr., PharmD and John Weber.
When a patient’s urine drug screen tests positive for methamphetamine by mass spectrometry, the result has serious implications for the patient and the provider. Determining the source of the methamphetamine is an important next step and is not always as straightforward as it appears.
From Brain Blogger: The media has been abuzz in recent weeks about “bath salts” — but they’re not writing headlines about the scented crystals used for bathing or Epsom salts. Bath salts are the latest designer street drug to raise alarm bells across Europe and the United States. Marketed falsely under benign-sounding names that also include “research chemicals” or “plant food,” these substances are part of a dangerous new class of drugs called synthetic cathinones.
From Washington Times: A New York man was just arrested for the second time in four days on charges of larceny, drug possession and endangering a child. The police found him standing on a mobile home, tossing his personal possessions and yelling that there was a man trapped in his chimney.
In Pennsylvania, just two days after giving birth, a woman stripped, fought off her nurses and tried to bite a police officer. In Arizona, a naked man recently crashed a stolen jeep. In New York, a woman attacked a police officer, yelling, “I want to kill someone and eat them.”
This is what the origin of a man-made drug scourge looks like. These bizarre criminal acts were committed by people high on “bath salts” — an infamous synthetic designer drug sweeping the nation.
From MedScape: Tests show 35% of urine samples are lacking evidence that prescribed medications were actually taken.