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Posts Tagged ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman’

By On August 6th, 2014

A Most Wanted End to the Heroin Epidemic

I recently saw the film “A Most Wanted Man,” featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and I felt mournful once again about the loss of such a talented person.  I appreciate the greatness of the work he left behind as his legacy for all of us who didn’t know him personally, but admired his acting talent. After…

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By On April 4th, 2014

Simple device can prevent deaths from opiate overdoses

The overwhelming increase in heroin and prescription opiate abuse has increased the death rate from drug overdose. Used like an EpiPen the device, called Evzio, contains the drug Naloxone and can reverse the effects of an overdose. Recently approved by the FDA, there is now a tool which can be used in emergency situations, perhaps…

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By On February 4th, 2014

Graduating to heroin

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent death from a heroin overdose has focused attention on the skyrocketing heroin problem. The restrictions occurring for prescription opiates, improved vigilance of physician’s prescribing habits and the reformulation of some opiates to deter recreational use has led to people turning to heroin. Heroin is not a newcomer to urban environments, but…

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By On February 3rd, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Apparent Overdose at 46

I was having brunch on Sunday with friends while we watched the snow fall. My cell phone beeped and the story about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent overdose came up on the screen. I mentioned his death to my friends who remembered his name, but not the many roles he played until we listed the movies and thought…

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