This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.

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 SAFE drug when used properly for diarrhea.  It is NOT intended for opioid detox and …

FDA Advisory Panels: Asking Doctors to Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers

The labels of prescription opioid painkillers should advise doctors to consider simultaneously prescribing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, two U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panels recommend. The 12-to-11 vote during a joint meeting of the committees was described by several members as a message to the federal government to make naloxone more widely available, easier …

The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”

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 review the extreme fallout that’s still destroying Americans on our home turf, all while we …

How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!

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 A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol …

What is Fentanyl?

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 manage pain after surgery.  It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain …

Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids

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 by a drug policy expert at Rice University. The is Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III …

Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

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 was put on bed rest as a result of complications with the pregnancy of her …

Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

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 educated, from areas with lower incomes and at higher risk for suicide. States with the …