Impaled by a Bicycle Seat Post

From RocketNews 24:

Ed. The language is a bit coarse. My apologies.

In what must have been a one-in-a-billion fall, the bicycle’s seat got bent over exposing a cold, merciless steel rod which penetrated the boy’s buttocks.  The seat was unable to be removed.

Firefighters were called to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to detach much of the bicycle from the boy’s rear end.  He was then taken to hospital by ambulance with a large portion of the bike still emerging from his butt.

Hospitals toughen ED limits on painkiller prescriptions

From Fierce Healthcare:

Efforts to curb prescription drug abuse at hospital emergency departments appear to be spreading, as more hospitals sharply restrict their use of opioids to treat patients complaining of pain.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month that patients at public hospitals would no longer be able to get painkillers like Oxycontin or methadone, and could receive no more than three days’ worth of drugs including Vicodin or Percocet, The New York Times reported. Lost or stolen prescriptions cannot be refilled, according to the new guidelines.

Hospitals toughen ED limits on painkiller prescriptions

From Fierce Healthcare:

Efforts to curb prescription drug abuse at hospital emergency departments appear to be spreading, as more hospitals sharply restrict their use of opioids to treat patients complaining of pain.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month that patients at public hospitals would no longer be able to get painkillers like Oxycontin or methadone, and could receive no more than three days’ worth of drugs including Vicodin or Percocet, The New York Times reported. Lost or stolen prescriptions cannot be refilled, according to the new guidelines.

Violent, Drunk and Holding a Gun

From the New York Times:

But a focus on mass murder, while critical, does not get at the broader issue of gun violence, including the hundreds of single-victim murders, suicides, nonfatal shootings and other gun crimes that occur daily in the United States. And focusing on the mentally ill, most of whom are not violent, overlooks people who are at demonstrably increased risk of committing violent crimes but are not barred by federal law from buying and having guns.