When compiling a list of all the entities and groups of people who had a hand in the American opioid addiction epidemic, bring a lot of paper and ink. From pharmaceutical companies (manufacturing) to pharmacies (distributing), there is a lot going on in between. Doctors, prescribing nurses, emergency rooms would certainly have a place on...Read More
The stakes are incredibly high for people using heroin today, much more so than for people who used heroin over a decade ago. There was a time when heroin addicts would wonder if a bag was either weak or strong; however, today’s heroin addicts find themselves wondering if their heroin is weak, strong or fatal...Read More
Marijuana prohibition in the United States, some would argue, has done more harm than good. While the drug is both habit forming and can lead to negative health consequences, many Americans are in favor of changing both state and federal marijuana laws. With November around the corner, many states will be voting on joining the...Read More
Earlier this week we discussed that fact that there are some opponents of expanding access to the lifesaving drug naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan. The most common argument against the miracle drug is that it gives opioid addicts a reason to continue using, because they know if they overdose then they can be resuscitated. Naturally,...Read More
The influx of synthetic drugs coming to the United States is alarming. Over the last several years there has been report after report regarding the dangers associated with using synthetic marijuana and bath salts (MDPV). The products appear benign, but they are sprayed with chemicals that, when ingested, can cause severe side effects. Most recently,...Read More
English: The seal of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Although there is much more that must be done to curb prescription drug abuse, I am confident that rescheduling hydrocodone will undoubtedly begin saving hundreds of thousands of lives immediately.” Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia Hydrocodone combination products will become Schedule...Read More
Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA to submit formal recommendation to HHS regarding reclassifying hydrocodone This heading seems straightforward. Don’t you think? It might surprise you to learn more about the steps involved in reclassifying a drug. On October 24, 2013, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research issued a formal...Read More
“Old fashioned bath salts…” When bath salts really were bath salts… Yes, there was a time, up until a few years ago, if people were discussing bath salts it had to do with taking a relaxing bath to soothe your skin and regroup. These bath salts were originally designed to mimic a mineral bath or...Read More
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day just took place with better results than last year. Every year countless amounts of prescription narcotics end up in the wrong hands, often times starting young people down a road towards addiction. Unused medications that turn into fixtures of medicine cabinets are usually a teenager’s first exposure to...Read More
There is a new problem sweeping across the nation where people are being blackmailed because they tried to buy prescription drugs online. There are thousands of online pharmacies that offer the lowest prices and appear to be legitimate, but, there have been a number of cases where people who use online pharmacies have been taken...Read More
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