Woman Loses Two Sons to Opioids In One Night

Researchers Hoping to Better Understand Fentanyl’s Impact For Becky Savage, June 14th, 2015 remains a blur. Her two oldest sons – Nick and Jack were celebrating at high school graduation parties, and both overdosed and died. As reported by CNN, “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really… Read More

Fentanyl Research Blocked By DEA Restrictions

Researchers Hoping to Better Understand Fentanyl’s Impact Researchers at the NIH want to better understand how fentanyl impacts brain function, but recently, access to fentanyl has been blocked by DEA restrictions. As reported by Fortune, overdoses from synthetic opioids called fentanyl have surged more than 500 percent since 2013, killing roughly 20,000 people in the U.S. in 2016… Read More

Former DEA Agent Speaks about Opioid Epidemic

Syringe, pills with drug vials in background

Former DEA Agent Speaks about Opioid Epidemic Former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Joe Rannazzisi, who holds law and pharmacy degrees, gave insight to the nationwide opioid epidemic in an interview with 60 Minutes. In 2001, drug companies assured doctors that opioids did not pose a threat to their patients and that addiction could be easily managed. “Addiction… Read More