FDA Approves Controversial New Opioid Dsuvia

New Opioid Dsuvia - FDA Approves

It’s not news that there is currently a crisis in the United States relating to use and abuse of opioid medications, prescribed for pain at a rate that has climbed rapidly between the turn of the century and the present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 people died per day from overdosing on… Read More

Washington Deputy Saves Man from Opioid Overdose using Narcan

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Washington Deputy Saves Man from Opioid Overdose using Narcan Deputy Alex Velikodnyy, of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, saved a man’s life this weekend using Narcan just one day after being trained on how to use it. A grant from the Medical Reserve Corps of Eastern Washington provided for several hundred Narcan kits to be used by deputies… Read More

Maryland Opioid Overdose Rates Continue to Worsen

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Maryland Opioid Overdose Rates Continue to Worsen Deaths related to opioid overdoses in Harford County, Maryland, surpassed the total for all of 2016 this week. With more than four months left in 2017, the problem is only expected to get worse. As of Tuesday, there were 229 reported overdoses this year, according to the Sheriff’s Office. 59 of… Read More

Opioid Epidemic Causes Overcrowding in Ohio Jail

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Opioid Epidemic Causes Overcrowding in Ohio Jail A jail in Marion County, Ohio, is struggling to make room for their large number of inmates, thanks to the national opioid epidemic. The Multi-County Correctional Center, which can hold 202 inmates, is at or over capacity almost every day—there are barely has enough beds for everyone. According to Executive Director… Read More

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 overdose and die using fentanyl, a cheap, deadly… Read More

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

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 opiate present in her body, in addition to… Read More

New Religious Movement in West Virginia Sets Sights on Drug Epidemic

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 up.” The despair among these young people is… Read More

Tennessee to Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

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 Tennessee’s prosecution is that drug makers have been… Read More

Delray Considers Suing Drug Manufactures Responsible For Opioid Epidemic

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 overdose, and Delray Beach seems to be the… Read More

Heart Infection on the Rise Due to Rising Drug Addiction Rates

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 would overtake Jeremy’s frail body. Every time an… Read More