By The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that … Continue reading Jury Finds CVS, Walmart and Walgreens are Responsible for Roles in Opioid Crisis
An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance 1 child in 8 lives with a parent who suffers from a substance abuse disorder in America, and every 15 minutes, a baby in America is born suffering from opioid withdrawal Prescription … Continue reading Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis
We need to do something immediately, or we are going to lose more Americans to drugs, alcohol, and suicide because of the added burden of COVID-19. Craig Hettlinger explains that he started drinking when he was about 16 years old. … Continue reading There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.
By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years. Patients from five states drove … Continue reading Virginia Doctor Faces Life in Prison for Prescribing Thousands of Opioid Doses
Story at-a-glance While the opioid crisis has received a significant amount of attention, and strategies have been put into place to try to curb the epidemic of overuse and misuse, few of the responsible parties have been held to account … Continue reading Legal Eagle Goes After Opioid Wholesale Distributors
Prescription Opioids Side Effects In addition to the serious risks of addiction, abuse, and overdose, the use of prescription opioids can have a number of side effects, even when taken as directed: Tolerance—meaning you might need to take more of … Continue reading The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC
Insys Therapeutics of Chandler, Arizona, is reportedly having to fork out $225 million in fines to the federal government for bribing doctors to prescribe as much fentanyl and other opiates as they could get away with – including to patients who didn’t … Continue reading Opioid Big Pharma Giant Ordered to Pay $225 Million DOLLARS After Being Caught BRIBING DOCTORS to PRESCRIBE MORE DEADLY FENTANYL PILLS TO PATIENTS!
A new study finds that cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses. A research team led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University’s School of Public Health, found a 25 … Continue reading Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Authorities say a West Virginia mom who passed out in a McDonald’s bathroom after doing drugs in front of her kids has been charged with child neglect. 32-year-old Sarah Parker is facing charges of child neglect resulting in injury … Continue reading Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom
The man whose company makes Oxycontin once referred to people addicted to his product as “scum of the earth,” “criminals” and victimizers. Opioid maker Purdue Pharma is being sued by a number of states — and has already settled with several … Continue reading Ex-Purdue Pharma CEO Richard Sackler Called Opioid Addicts ‘Scum,’ ‘Criminals’ in Emails
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs … Continue reading Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!
From the Sackler family — who has made billions from selling opioids to the masses — to the doctors arrested for pushing their pills on unwilling Americans, lawsuits and charges in the opioid crisis abound. However, the companies responsible for … Continue reading FOR The FIRST TIME, Former Big Pharma CEO ARRESTED For Conspiracy For Fostering Opioid Crisis
While tapering patients taking prescription opioids off of the medication is associated with a lower risk of overdose if the patient stops taking the drug, it can also lead to increased risks of overdose if it leads to the patient switching up … Continue reading FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!
CINCINNATI – They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pillsfor 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 … Continue reading Federal Opioid Pill Bust Reveals Doctors Trading Pills for Sex, Dentists Pulling Good Teeth
Federal take-down includes suspects in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama. Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, … Continue reading 60 People Charged (Including a Doctor) in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown
More than 500 cities, counties, and Native American tribes across the country filed a class action lawsuit Monday that argues the billionaire family behind Purdue Pharma “initiated and perpetuated” an entire generation of opioid users for their own financial gain … Continue reading The Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin is Finally Having its Moment of Reckoning
Addiction take your God given personality away from you and turns you into a monster… even a monster who would harm your own beloved pets in order to get drugs! It doesn’t get much lower than that. Perhaps today will … Continue reading Addicts Are Hurting Their Pets to Get Access to Opioids
Inside the massive lawsuit that seeks to assign blame — and financial penalties — for the opioid epidemic. Paul Farrell paced the courtroom as lawyers filed into place: plaintiffs on the left, defendants to the right, briefcases down, folders out. Outside the chambers, Lake … Continue reading Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma
Who is to blame for the opioid epidemic that is currently gripping the nation and taking the lives of 60,000 Americans each year? Most people tend to blame the makers of these drugs, the doctors who prescribe them, and some … Continue reading WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS THAT IS NOW KILLING OVER 60,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR AND RISING?
Many people use opioids to treat chronic pain. However, when they overuse the drugs, they can become addicted to it. But it is not always easy to tell if someone you know has an addiction to opioids. Recently, researchers from … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION
It can be called a silent killer, and to say it’s scary understates what is happening in neighborhoods across the Valley. One Phoenix family knows all too well the power of this. He was a firefighter, a war hero and … Continue reading Poisoned pills: Phoenix Firefighter, War Hero Dies After Taking Fentanyl-Laced Pill
Let this sound an alarm to all of you MONSTER DOCTORS who use the trust that your patients have in you to addict and kill them for the sake of GREED! ~NationalAddictionNew.com Steven R. Henson was sentenced to life in … Continue reading Kansas Doctor Gets Life in Prison for Selling Opioids that Led to Patient’s Death
According to the DEA, Mexico produced some 111 metric tons of heroin in 2017 — 90 percent of which ended up in the US. And the Big Apple is feeling it. In New York City, during 2017, there were 771 … Continue reading Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC
Opioids have become a full-blown national crisis of epidemic proportions, killing 130 people each day. Drug overdose is now the number-one cause of death for Americans under 50. One doctor at the top of her game—who knew the risks better … Continue reading “I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.”
At the retail end of the global heroin trade, local heroin rings repackage pounds of the drug into single-serve doses and push the product to its final destination: the user. From there, the next stop is often a hospital emergency … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder
While there’s early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has … Continue reading These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic
A Delaware mother is hoping the heartbreaking image of her identifying her son’s body at the morgue after he overdosed on opioids and fentanyl will deter others from making the same fatal mistake. DOCTORS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBING FENTANYL TO THE WRONG PATIENTS FOR YEARS, … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’
Years ago, Constance Scott had two knee replacement surgeries and to this day is still battlings debilitating pain from her neck to her back. “I was taking ten milligrams of Percocet and ten milligrams of methadone,” Constance said. Doctors prescribed … Continue reading Patients Find Alternative To Opioids In Custom-Made Lotions
But Nothing Will Be Done About Big Pharma Deaths Because Congress Is In Their Pockets By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die In this recent story over at Fox News they reported a Mexican national had been … Continue reading This Weapon Of Mass Destruction Created By Big Pharma Could Easily Wipe Out America: Deaths In America Caused By Big Pharma’s Poisons FAR Outnumber Gun Deaths
Access and accountability are still huge barriers in the growing treatment industry. The Trump administration, Congress and states are pouring billions of dollars into addiction treatment to fight the opioid crisis, but accountability for the burgeoning industry hasn’t kept pace … Continue reading “I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help
A complaint filed by the state of Massachusetts alleges that Purdue Pharma explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the popularity of its powerful painkiller (and life killer) OxyContin: opioid addiction treatment. With billions of dollars in profits from … Continue reading Purdue Pharma Continues to Further Addict People to Deadly Oxycontin While also Reaping the Profits for Another Drug They Claim as the ‘Cure’ for Opioid Addiction. (Lighting the candle at both ends!)
As addiction to opiates continues to be a major public health concern, it has become increasingly important to know how to respond to possible overdose situations. Knowing how to prevent and recognize the signs of an overdose, and how to … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose
I’m so sorry to have to show you this photo; however, this is what is happening to babies born to opioid addicted mothers, and you need to see this. The incidence correlates to the increased opioid addiction in pregnant mothers … Continue reading This Birth Defect Is Becoming More Common – And The Opioid Crisis Could Be To Blame
An over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication has been linked to a spike in overdoses and deaths among people abusing it to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms, experts say. This drug is known as Loperimide (generic) and Imodoium (brand name). This is a very … Continue reading This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.
When psychotic political figures run the “show,” psychotic things happen to American citizens. Do we even need to speak the insidious names again of Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney in order to make this point? Let’s take a moment to … Continue reading The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”
Desomorphine has been in the news lately. Never heard of it? That’s quite possible. But you may well have heard its street name: “Krokodil.” However you know it, it’s a cheap substitute for heroin that has been widely branded a “flesh-eating zombie … Continue reading Krokodil: how ‘flesh-eating zombie drug’ is causing a global crisis
Narcan (Naloxone) can save someone from a deadly overdose. It offers another second chance to finally recover! Help keep people safe during the holiday season when depression is at its highest – and all year ’round! ~NationalAddictionNews.com NALOXONE SAVES LIVES … Continue reading How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!
When you lose a child, your life changes forever. There will always be an emptiness, a missing piece at the family gatherings – the empty chair at the table. This time of year is full of so many emotions. I … Continue reading The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to … Continue reading What is Fentanyl?
A NOTE TO MY READERS: You can live in denial or live in good health. The choice is yours if you make the decision to contact a board certified medical doctor who can safely detox you off of your opioids. … Continue reading Opioid use may increase risk of DANGEROUS heart rhythm disorder
Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically. They have neglected other drugs that are increasingly implicated in overdoses, such as cocaine and methamphetamine. This is the finding of an issue brief … Continue reading Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids
Rachael Pomerleau, 40, had taken opioids before, having had procedures like wisdom teeth removal and gallbladder surgery. But during the tumultuous two years that her children, now ages 7 and 8, were born, opioids took over her life, she told HuffPost. She … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women
Safeguard & Dispose of Your Medications Step 1: Monitor How aware are you of the quantities of prescription medication that are currently in your home? Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make … Continue reading Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds
Older male doctors in the South and in rural western states are prescribing the most sedatives and opioids to seniors, according to a new University of Michigan (U-M) study. And those receiving the drugs are more often than not less … Continue reading Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids
As we speak, America is in the throes of a devastating epdemic. Not the kind they make post-apocalyptic movies about or that you can wear a mask on an airplane to prevent. This epidemic is largely caused by opioids — … Continue reading Rebekkah’s Story & Her Video Sharing Her Public Opioid Detox
I truly believe this is all about POPULATION CONTROL designated by the elite! Don’t accept a prescription for any opioid, but NEVER EVER accept a prescription for Dsuvia. It will be automatic suicide for you and homicide from your doctor. … Continue reading WHAT??????? In The Midst of a Sweep of Death from Opioids, the FDA Just Approved a New Opioid 500 Times as Potent as Morphine! Are They Serious?
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, during a news conference on Thursday in Manhattan. He announced that five doctors had been charged with prescribing millions of pain pills to people who had … Continue reading MILLIONS of Unnecessary Opioids Prescribed by 5 Doctors
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have put about 30 doctors on notice that they’ve been identified for prescribing opioids in significantly greater quantities or doses than their peers. The doctors, who were not publicly identified but work in the metro and … Continue reading 👀Prosecutors notify 30 doctors about excessive opioid prescriptions
Lake County is poised to join a national wave of lawsuits against the makers of opioid-based painkillers. The county commissioners have retained a group of Texas- and Montana-based law firms to represent them in a lawsuit against several drug … Continue reading Lake County prepares to sue opioid makers
People with Opioid addictions often eat vast amounts of junk food, especially sweet things, like candy or cookies. It’s a common phenomenon that’s just barely begun to be documented in scientific research. If you’ve ever been to an Narcotics Anonymous meeting or have befriended someone with … Continue reading The Strange Relationship Between Drug Addictions and Sugar
He looked like a regular mail carrier, dropping off an unremarkable package at an upscale New York City apartment tower, but neither the man nor the package were quite what they seemed. The mail carrier was really a federal agent, … Continue reading Ordering Opioids Online? Mail Carrier May Also Deliver Handcuffs
Many admit overprescribing of opioid medications helped create epidemic In the early 1990s, the number of painkiller prescriptions filled at U.S. pharmacies increased by 2 to 3 million every year. Around 1996, they jumped by 8 million, as doctors quickly … Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?
I waited 11 years, since my near death from iatrogenic addiction, to read this headline! Finally, drug dealers and doctors being treated as the SAME! ~ NationalAddictionNews.com The U.S. Justice Department announced it is targeting doctors and drug dealers in … Continue reading Justice Department Targets Doctors and Drug Dealers in Crackdown on Opioids
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief … Continue reading Marijuana Now a Possible Pain Alternative to Addictive Opioids
We’ve all seen it – the faces of meth – the before and after mug shots of those seemingly regular people shape shifted into ghastly ghouls by the grips of methamphetamine addiction. Their appearances go from relatively attractive human beings … Continue reading Meth Pills!
There IS a place for recovery where hope exists for a lifetime of addiction freedom. You can recover from home and you can include God in all of it. It is only in our faith in the One True Living … Continue reading Addiction: A (fake) Disease or a Symptom of Despair & Hopelessness? YOU decide!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has warned four more online networks, operating a total of 21 websites, illegally marketing potentially dangerous, unapproved, and misbranded versions of opioid medications, including tramadol. The warning letters issued by the … Continue reading FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales
He was only 42, but years of prescription drug abuse and horrifying dietary habits had left him bloated, depressed and near death. He had an enlarged heart, an enlarged intestine, hypertension and incredibly painful bowel problems. He was barely sleeping … Continue reading Just Before Death Silenced Elvis – New Video Just Released
New studies published in the British Medical Journal examine life expectancy trends in high income countries The United States is among 14 high-income countries with declining life expectancy rates, according to new research recently published in the British Medical Journal. The research features … Continue reading US sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults
Kratom, a legal herbal supplement derived from a plant, affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine and appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse and dependence. Chester County officials have linked kratom use … Continue reading Kratom kills 2 in Pennsylvania. Will There be More Deaths Elsewhere?
A new report from the CDC reveals a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women. Researchers found that addiction among soon-to-be mothers is four times higher than it was 15 years ago. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that the … Continue reading CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women Skyrockets
A new study finds doctors who were informed of their patients’ deaths from prescription opioids were less likely to prescribe the drugs for new patients. The doctors also issued fewer high-dose prescriptions over the next three months, compared with doctors … Continue reading Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs
The commons thread, as far as thoughts, in ALL people who are in addiction or have depression, include the following. Not everyone asks or thinks the same statements; however, most of these are included in the minds of a substance … Continue reading The Questions & Inner Dialogue that People Use that Drives them into DANGEROUS Opioids, Antidepressants, Benzos, Hypnotics (Sleeping Pills), Stimulants and Weed (for recreational purposes)
Most Will Overdose and Die, Unless……. This is a topic that many don’t want to hear, and one that is hard to talk about; however, it is the reality of a user’s life. Most will never make it to detox … Continue reading Compassion & Encouragement, Along with the Love of God, Can Save Them From Accidental Premature Death
As this is only a brief overview of opioid addiction, it is one that everyone needs to know and understand. If it isn’t you, yourself, it could be a child, a spouse, a relative or a friend. In these dark … Continue reading 11 BIG Signs of Opioid Addiction Everyone Should Know
Helpless. Alone. Those are two feelings both Brooke and her mother shared during the height of Brooke’s heroin addiction. Brooke, a straight-A student born in a wealthy churchgoing family, hated herself for losing control of her life. Her mother, a … Continue reading Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed
NEVER Blindly Trust Your Doctor. Be 99% Of Your Own Medical Care By Working Together As A Team Where YOU Do Your Due Diligence And Research, Research, Research! ~ NationalAddictionNews Story at-a-glance Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death … Continue reading This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold
I am placing this warning here today for obvious reasons; however, I am (personally) completely against trading one addiction for another by the use of methadone and suboxone! They are both addictive and will destroy body organs, with the same … Continue reading Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder
Addicted to prescription drugs? SUE YOUR DOCTOR! In 2010, it was found that roughly 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs alone. When it comes to opioids, the number of deaths is in the tens of thousands while a quarter of … Continue reading HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS
I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is
IN 2018, MORE THAN 2 MILLION AMERICANS WILL SUFFER FROM ADDICTION TO PRESCRIPTION OR ILLICIT OPIOIDS Opioids killed more people last year than either car accidents or gun violence. This crisis of addiction can affect any American, from all-state football captains to stay-at-home … Continue reading Over 2 MILLION Americans Will Suffer From Addiction to Opioids in 2018; Too Many Will Needlessly Die Prematurely
Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp