Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

By Brian P. Dunleavy March 27 (UPI) -- Adolescents and young adults with family members on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely as others to overdose on the pain medications, a new study has found. In results published Friday by JAMA Network Open, researchers note that young people who have access to these drugs from … Continue reading Study: Overdose risk doubles for young people with family on opioids

This Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle the number of fentanyl overdoses

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN - Updated 2:45 PM ET, Thu February 13, 2020 (CNN) If overdose deaths don't slow down in Franklin County, Ohio, a temporary morgue may be needed to store the bodies. The county has seen 23 overdose deaths from January 31 to February 7, Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county's coroner, said in a statement … Continue reading This Ohio county may need a second morgue to handle the number of fentanyl overdoses

Despite what Big Pharma says, opioids do almost nothing to treat pain – study

Thursday, March 07, 2019 by: Lance D Johnson (Natural News) A placebo pill is almost as effective as opioids for killing pain, suggests a new meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This is because the physiological pain-killing effects of opioids decrease over time. As the pain-killing effects wane, a larger dose is needed, causing opioid … Continue reading Despite what Big Pharma says, opioids do almost nothing to treat pain – study

Poisoned pills: Phoenix firefighter, war hero dies after taking fentanyl-laced pill

LiAna Enriquez Updated Mar 6, 2019 | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - It can be called a silent killer, and to say it’s scary understates what is happening in neighborhoods across the Valley. One Phoenix family knows all too well the power of this. He was a firefighter, a war hero and a father who … Continue reading Poisoned pills: Phoenix firefighter, war hero dies after taking fentanyl-laced pill

Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

Yeshua -Jesus alone, Can Break the Chains of Addiction and Set You Free!   Sunday, February 17, 2019 by: Rhonda Johansson (Natural News) Data from a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that nearly a quarter of a million Americans have died in the last two decades from overdosing on opioid drugs — a … Continue reading Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum: Our criminal justice system has an opioid problem

By Gov. Doug Burgum | Fox News Since the age of 14, Jyssica Noble’s primary motivation has resulted in an overwhelming set of circumstances: she experienced periods of homelessness; she struggled to find work; she lost her son to foster care after police raided her hotel room; she served several stints in jail. For the majority of … Continue reading North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum: Our criminal justice system has an opioid problem

Feds employ data-driven early warning system in opioid fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for the kinds of powerful painkillers that ushered the nation into its worst … Continue reading Feds employ data-driven early warning system in opioid fight

Opioid epidemic reaches whole new crisis level as Big Pharma drugs out America for profit

(Natural News) A comprehensive study validates the impact opioid abuse has on our country, with results suggesting that from 2009 to 2015, overdose-related ICU admissions increased by 34 percent and the cost per ICU admission rose by 58 percent. During the same period, the number of opioid deaths within the ICU nearly doubled. Researchers from the … Continue reading Opioid epidemic reaches whole new crisis level as Big Pharma drugs out America for profit

68,000 doctors bribed by Big Pharma with $47 million to prescribe dangerous painkiller drugs, analysis finds

(Natural News) As America grapples with alleviating the opioid addiction crisis that killed more than 30,000 people in the country in 2015, the debate rages on over the best way to tackle the issue. One aspect many people can agree on, however, is the fact that doctors are overprescribing these dangerous drugs, spurring addictions that … Continue reading 68,000 doctors bribed by Big Pharma with $47 million to prescribe dangerous painkiller drugs, analysis finds

Big Pharma is actively blocking efforts to halt the opioid epidemic… because there’s profit in POISON

(Natural News) Robin Feldman, a professor in pharmaceutical law at University of California, testified in September 2016 before the House of Representatives judiciary subcommittee about the state of the opioid addiction in the United States, saying that even though “open and vigorous competition is the backbone of U.S. markets…we are not seeing that in the market … Continue reading Big Pharma is actively blocking efforts to halt the opioid epidemic… because there’s profit in POISON