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Gov. Scott Signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Into Law

Gov. Scott Signs Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Into Law Florida has moved forward with stiffer penalties for drug dealers, holding them accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic that is gripping the state. Under the new law signed by Gov. Rick Scott, dealers could face murder charges if their customers [...]

Heroin, Cocaine and Esctasy Found in Toxicoloy Report for Carrie Fisher

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Heroin, Cocaine and Esctasy Found in Toxicoloy Report for Carrie Fisher The toxicology report for Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, has been released, detailing Heroin, Cocaine and trace amounts of Ecstasy found in her system at her time of death. Medical professionals determined that Fisher had methadone, ethanol and [...]

New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic

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New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic “There’s a problem underlying our drug epidemic,” says Travis Lowe, pastor at the Crossroads Church in Bluefield, West Virginia. “It’s an epidemic of despair. These kids have never even thought about what they want to be when they grow [...]

Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

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Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic A Tennessee press conference addressed drug manufacturers role in the opiate epidemic that is sweeping the country. District Attorney generals representing nine TN counties officially filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt and Endo Pharmaceuticals. The basis for the State of [...]

Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic

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Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic Mayor Cary Glickstein of Delray Beach has come up with a novel approach to dealing with the opioid epidemic: hold “big pharma” accountable for deceptive and unfair marketing practices. Hardly a day goes by in Palm Beach County without a drug [...]

Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates

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Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates ABC News WFAA examines a new heart infection that is on the rise due to opiate addiction. Within the segment, a mother shares the story of her son who struggled with meth and Xanax for years. Eventually, that struggle [...]

Police Officers Proactively Issuing Warnings About Deadly Opioid Strains

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Police Officers Proactively Issuing Warnings About Deadly Opioid Strains In an effort to save lives, police officers across the country are banding together to track deadly opioids and alert their local communities before addicts have a chance to buy new supplies. Much like how officers track crime, they are now [...]

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Feds Push Indiana Based Drug Maker to Pull Opioid Off Market

Indiana-based Endo Pharmaceuticals is the first of potentially many pharmaceutical manufacturers to receive pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove a powerful opioid from the market. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb voiced his concern about the public wellbeing: "We are facing an opioid epidemic -- a public [...]

Colorado Physician Acknowledges Medical Community’s Responsibility in the Opioid Epidemic

Colorado Physician Acknowledges Medical Community’s Responsibility in the Opioid Epidemic Colorado-based Doctor Adam Barkin attributes a significant amount of painkiller abuse, and thus the opioid crisis to doctors who don’t exercise enough caution prescribing the potentially habit-forming medications. “We as physicians, I think, had helped create this problem by prescribing opioids and [...]

See Who TV’s Dr. Drew Called Out For The Growing Opioid Epidemic

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TV's "The Doctors" Commend Blink 182's Travis Barker on His Newfound Lifestyle Blink 182's drummer, Travis Barker is no stranger to headlines after surviving a harrowing plane crash in 2008. He lost two close friends during the horrible accident. Debilitated with anxiety and fear, Travis soon turned to drugs and alcohol [...]

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