Oxycodone, a Foundational Building Block of the Opioid Epidemic

Lately oxycodone has been one of the most commonly prescribed pain pills in the state of Florida, and across the United States. People in Florida can find oxycodone easily enough illicitly, on the street, but it is also a widely prescribed narcotic analgesic, given to patients with acute and persistent pain. In fact, Florida is considered one of… Read More

Untangling Opioids and Opiates During the Opioid Epidemic

According to the World Health Organization “Roughly 450,000 people died as a result of drug use in 2015. Of those deaths, about 160 thousands were directly associated with drug use disorders and about 118 thousands with opioid use disorders.” The news is constantly throwing out headlines about this opioid epidemic, a crisis in not only the state of… Read More

Discussing Codeine and its Effects

Codeine is an opiate that doctors often prescribe for mild or medium amounts of pain. It is usually consumed as a cough suppressant or to treat diarrhea. Sometimes codeine is combined with Acetaminophen, Aspirin or Ibuprofen to increase its effectiveness for treatment. You may recall a doctor prescribing you actual cough medicine in a liquid form with codeine… Read More