Drugs http://publicradiotulsa.org en "ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/adhd-explosion-myths-medication-money-and-todays-push-performance-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview from April of this year. At that time, we spoke with Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Vice-Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Hinshaw is also the co-author of "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance," which he discusses with us on today's show. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:57:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 62746 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance" (Encore presentation.) StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-battling-opioid-overdoses-drug-known-narcan <p>On this edition of ST on Health, we learn about Narcan, a/k/a Naloxone, which is a well-known and widely used opioid antagonist --- meaning, it's a drug that works to quickly block the effects of heroin, morphine, and similar opiates/sedatives. Narcan is thus administered in many instances where a person is experiencing (or has just recently experienced) a drug overdose; in this way, Narcan, which was originally developed in the 1960s, is thought to have saved some 50,000 lives nationally. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:56:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 61361 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-notes-prescription-drug-abuse-oklahoma <p>Prescription drug abuse is becoming more and more of a serious problem in this country. According to some estimates, sales of such drugs have quadrupled over the last decade in the United States --- and Oklahoma actually ranks number one (out of all 50 states) in deaths attributed to Rx drug overdoses. On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with Dr. William Yarborough, a local expert in this regard. Dr. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:19:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 41710 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma Oklahoma Watch: Oklahoma's War on Drugs http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-watch-oklahomas-war-drugs <div class="storyText"><p><em>Editor&#39;s Note: This story relies in part on eyewitness accounts of three undercover agents with the state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. The identities of the three agents have been camouflaged for their own safety. </em></p><p>STILLWATER&mdash;A group of teenagers engage in a spirited pick-up basketball game at one end of an apartment complex. A mother tries to corral her playful children after an afternoon walk. They don&rsquo;t want to go inside; there is daylight to burn.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:56:28 +0000 Ron Jackson, Jr./Oklahoma Watch 14672 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma Watch: Oklahoma's War on Drugs Oklahomans abuse prescription painkillers more than any other state's population http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahomans-abuse-prescription-painkillers-more-any-other-states-population <p>Oklahoma tops all states when it comes to non-medical use of painkillers. A federal survey determined that 8.1 percent of Oklahomans age 12 and older used painkillers for non-medical reasons during a 12-month period ending in 2009. The national average was 4.8 percent. Oklahoma&rsquo;s rate was considerably higher than those of surrounding states; next in line were New Mexico and Colorado, both 5.7 percent.</p><p>Here&#39;s the full list of the top 10 states with the highest percentage of persons age 12 and older who use painkillers for non-medical purposes:</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:32:14 +0000 Warren Vieth/Oklahoma Watch 14622 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahomans abuse prescription painkillers more than any other state's population