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

Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

BY SETH POLLARD POSTED ON MAY 3, 2019     The opioid epidemic has been a topic of conversation for a years now. With doctors and pharmacies being instructed to be more careful with their prescribing of the medication, and some states even asking them to look up a patient’s drug history before dispensing the drugs, it … Continue reading Surpassing Overdose: Study Links Opioids to Heart-Related Deaths

Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it’s uglier than ever

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 8:14 a.m. ET Feb. 13, 2020 The floor seemed filthy and she could not get rid of the grime. Amie Detzel frantically scrubbed that nursing home floor with cleaning supplies she'd found when no one was looking. On hands and knees, dragging her IV pole with her, the gravely sick woman incessantly scrubbed. Meth … Continue reading Meth is back and flooding the streets of Ohio and Kentucky, and it’s uglier than ever

Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by: Isabelle Z. (Natural News) Opioid addicts aren’t the only ones suffering from the drug. The crisis is now ruining society in ways that we are only beginning to grasp, and it’s all thanks to greedy pharmaceutical companies who care more about profits than people. For example, opioid addicts desperate for their … Continue reading Big Pharma’s addictive opioids are causing the ruination of society

Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure

By CLAIRE GALOFARO and KRISTEN GELINEAU – today   The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said. Some conference attendees were stunned when they saw the company logo: Mundipharma, … Continue reading Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure

42 Addiction Statistics and Facts to Know in 2019

by Hristina Nikolovska –  September 10, 2019 We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms … Continue reading 42 Addiction Statistics and Facts to Know in 2019

Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

Associated Press Published 11:17 a.m. ET July 22, 2019 | Updated 3:53 p.m. ET July 22, 2019 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by … Continue reading Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

They knew: Recently unsealed court documents reveal that makers of OxyContin purposely misled doctors and consumers about the strength of the drug

(Natural News) The opioid epidemic has been costly, there’s little doubt about that. With 47,600 deaths from opioid overdose in 2017 alone, the wave of death shows no signs of slowing down. And all the while, Big Pharma has been cashing out. Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family and producer of the most infamous … Continue reading They knew: Recently unsealed court documents reveal that makers of OxyContin purposely misled doctors and consumers about the strength of the drug

Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Today’s narcotics abusers may be turning to cocaine in part "because there’s been a lot of bad press about other drugs." May 5, 2019, 5:11 AM MDT By Corky Siemaszko   The bitter lessons about the dangers of cocaine from the disco era in the 1970s may be lost on a new generation of drug abusers. … Continue reading Feds: A popular drug from the disco era is making a deadly return

Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth

Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 5:35 p.m. ET April 19, 2019 CINCINNATI - They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pills for sex, prosecutors say. Others let untrained office workers examine patients, leaving a blank prescription pad at the clinic, their indictments reveal. One dentist extracted the healthy teeth of patients as an excuse to give them … Continue reading Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth