Drugs

StudioTulsa
4:57 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

"ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, July 7th.

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.

StudioTulsa
12:56 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan

Aired on Thursday, June 12th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
3:19 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma

Aired on Tuesday, June 25th.

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.

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Local & Regional
6:56 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Oklahoma Watch: Oklahoma's War on Drugs

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Editor'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.

STILLWATER—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’t want to go inside; there is daylight to burn.

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Local & Regional
10:32 am
Sat March 10, 2012

Oklahomans abuse prescription painkillers more than any other state's population

Oklahoma Watch

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’s rate was considerably higher than those of surrounding states; next in line were New Mexico and Colorado, both 5.7 percent.

Here'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:

1. Oklahoma – 8.1 percent 

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