Prescription drugs keep popping up in dietary supplements – BGR

If you choose to take an over-the-counter supplement for weight loss, muscle building, or even sexual enhancement you probably trust what it says on the bottle. The labels are often filled with vitamins, minerals, and other substances meant to make you look or feel better, but you might also be getting something you never intended.

A new study published in JAMA Network Open offers an all-encompassing look at instances of prescription drugs being found in many different supplements, and it happens with startling regularity. A shocking 20% of supplements tested by the Food and Drug Administration was found to contain prescription medications that had no business being included.

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Man accused of strangling model told cops they fought over cocaine

ARDMORE, Pa. — A man accused in the strangulation death of a model said that he went to her apartment in an affluent Philadelphia suburb to sell her cocaine but that she refused to pay, and that a violent fight ensued, according to a statement read in court Friday.

“I panicked and was scared. I didn’t know what to do,” Jonathan Harris, 30, said in the statement. “I knew I was going to be in trouble.” The statement was read in court by Montgomery County Detective Todd Richard, who interviewed Harris while he was in custody, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Source: Man accused of strangling model told cops they fought over cocaine

2 suspects on the run after chase in Westmoreland Co. | WPXI

Police are searching for two people who got away from them behind a Westmoreland County truck stop.

Pennsylvania State Police and other police agencies are working together, searching the area off of the Smithton Exit near Smithton Pike.

That’s where the short chase came to an end when the suspect crashed a blue car in the woods.

Sources told Channel 11 they are looking for James Hayes and Jillian Richter.


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Greensburg store clerk wanted for allegedly selling pain pills | TribLIVE

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Police are seeking John Potter, 35, of Greensburg, on charges of possession and delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following a controlled drug buy of painkillers by a confidential informant on Aug. 22 at the Sunoco station on the 300 block of West Otterman Street.

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Meth replaces heroin substance abuse disorder; marijuana use up

Jenny Bogart, 38, starting using methamphetamine at 14, switched to heroin after seven years and then went back to meth. She’s been drug-free for more than a year. (Photo: Via Jenny Bogart)

Far fewer people in the United States started using heroin last year, but the decline among young new 18- to 25-year-old heroin users was almost imperceptible – and that age group saw a big jump in methamphetamine and marijuana use, a new survey finds.

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health emphasizes what it calls these “transitional aged youth” because they have higher rates of cigarette use, alcohol abuse and heroin use disorder, and they use more cocaine, meth and LSD, than people both younger and older.

Use of illegal drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and opioids by pregnant women increased significantly between 2015 and 2017, the report found.

Source: Meth replaces heroin substance abuse disorder; marijuana use up

Midnight Mania! Tesla stock plunges after Elon Musk smokes blunt on Joe Rogan’s podcast – MMAmania.com

Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, and the CEO of Tesla, Inc., which makes electric cars. The Air Force, which partners with SpaceX, is apparently ‘looking into’ the puff on the blunt, though there is no investigation as yet. It really doesn’t seem that serious, although this Twitter user pointed out that Tesla drug tests their workers, which comes across as hypocritical. USADA also still bans weed for UFC fighters as a performance enhancer (how?) which seems backwards.

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Morning. Elon Musk hitting a blunt on a podcast, while Telsa drug tests its workers, highlights the fact that marijuana use is normalized for the affluent and not an option for everyday workers in their careers. Don’t let these people fool you into believing you can do this too.

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Man runs from deputies, drowns in Florida pond, police say | Fox News

A man running from police officers in Florida ran into a retention pond and ended up drowning on Saturday, officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told FOX35 that deputies were speaking with the 49-year-old man around 3 a.m. when they found narcotics contraband on him and he ran from police.

During the chase, the man jumped into a retention pond in Pine Hills, located just outside Orlando.

Source: Man runs from deputies, drowns in Florida pond, police say | Fox News