Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?

It makes sense, Brand says, that some people have doubts about allowing corporations with a history of prioritizing profits over people to be in charge of solving the pandemic. Russell Brand wants you to know that the transnational global mega-companies creating vaccines for COVID-19 are the same drugmakers responsible for the opioid crisis that has killed more people than … Continue reading Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?

CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

There were more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths between June 2019 and May 2020, according to the latest provisional numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).  This is the largest number of drug overdoses ever recorded during a 12-month period. The number is an 18% increase from the prior 12-month … Continue reading CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths

FDA Warns Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids to Consumers

For Immediate Release:September 10, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to 17 website operators for illegally selling unapproved and misbranded opioids online in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Misbranded opioids include those offered for sale without a prescription, as well as opioids that lack adequate directions … Continue reading FDA Warns Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids to Consumers

COVID-19 and the opioid crisis: When a pandemic and an epidemic collide

I want to preface this article by LOUDLY stating that addiction is NOT a disease! It is a is a side effect of despair and brokenness. Don't believe the lie developed to rake in the big money with bad treatment. More than 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. Now, … Continue reading COVID-19 and the opioid crisis: When a pandemic and an epidemic collide

There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.

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. He escalated to stronger drugs three years later when he played Division I soccer at … Continue reading There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.

A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS

The stress and social distancing protocols implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increase in an unhealthy dependence on dangerous substances — including a resurgence of fatal opioid overdoses. Drug abuse prevention experts believe the worst is yet to come. Gary W. Blackard, president and CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge U.S.A., a department of Assemblies of God … Continue reading A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS

MONTANA SUES DRUG DISTRIBUTORS OVER OPIOID SHIPMENTS

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has filed a lawsuit against the two leading drug distributors in the state, saying they failed to monitor and report excessive opioid shipments to Montana pharmacies, worsening the opioid epidemic. Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday the state was suing McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health Inc., alleging they breached their … Continue reading MONTANA SUES DRUG DISTRIBUTORS OVER OPIOID SHIPMENTS

Pharma Founder Gets 66 Months For Bribing Doctors To Overprescribe Deadly Opioids

By Tyler Durden Millions of Americans who lived through the financial crisis probably recall that not a single executive of a major investment bank was jailed in the aftermath, despite running organizations seemingly dedicated to perpetuating a criminal fraud on nearly every counterparty and client. But when Americans look back at the opioid crisis, they’ll remember … Continue reading Pharma Founder Gets 66 Months For Bribing Doctors To Overprescribe Deadly Opioids

Gray Death. What You Need to Know.

What is gray death? Gray death is an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. in 2017. The designer, synthetic drug is said to be many more times potent than heroin. Overdoses have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. What’s … Continue reading Gray Death. What You Need to Know.

New, deadly drug called ‘GRAY DEATH’. Just touching it could kill you!

FRANKLIN, La. (KLFY)- A new, deadly drug is being found in Louisiana for the first time. Officials say the drug is so powerful, just touching it could kill you. They’re calling this super drug “gray death.” “The public recognizes a lot of the drugs that we deal with. This is a new one,” David Spencer, … Continue reading New, deadly drug called ‘GRAY DEATH’. Just touching it could kill you!

Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the … Continue reading Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

‘ALARMING’ Number of People Received Restricted Fentanyl, study says

An "alarming" number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study.The research, published Tuesday in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the US Food and Drug Administration and opioid … Continue reading ‘ALARMING’ Number of People Received Restricted Fentanyl, study says

Patients on Chronic Opioid Prescriptions who came off Opioids were Three Times More Likely to Die of an Overdose in the Years that Followed, a study found (IF they returned to their addiction)

Before reading the article below, the takeaway of this is to warn you NEVER take one more Opioid pill or tablet if you've detoxed from Opioids and are clean. NEVER! There are many wonderful ways to quiet pain - be it post operative pain, chronic pain, or acute pain. If you've never taken opioids, DON'T … Continue reading Patients on Chronic Opioid Prescriptions who came off Opioids were Three Times More Likely to Die of an Overdose in the Years that Followed, a study found (IF they returned to their addiction)

Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic

An alarming number of people nationwide are developing infections of either the heart's inner lining or valves, known as infective endocarditis, in large part, due to the current opioid epidemic. This new trend predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also have higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C and alcohol abuse, according to new research … Continue reading Alarming Number of Heart Infections Tied to the Opioid Epidemic

DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS

https://youtu.be/p4cVQLejYXc et another study indicates that patients are being tapered off prescription painkillers at "rapid" rates that surpass federal guidelines. Among more than 100,000 patients enrolled in both commercial insurance and Medicare Advantage programs, researchers found that the annual percentage undergoing tapering doubled between 2008 and 2017. In response to the opioid crisis, the Department … Continue reading DOCTORS ARE TAKING AWAY OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS FROM A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS, REPORT SHOWS

Virginia Doctor Faces Life in Prison for Prescribing Thousands of Opioid Doses

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 hundreds of miles to see him, spending up to 16 hours on the road to … Continue reading Virginia Doctor Faces Life in Prison for Prescribing Thousands of Opioid Doses

Legal Eagle Goes After Opioid Wholesale Distributors

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 One West Virginia attorney has sued opioid wholesale distributors using a state nuisance statute. Distributors … Continue reading Legal Eagle Goes After Opioid Wholesale Distributors

Benzodiazepines and Opioids

More than 30 percent of overdoses involving opioids also involve benzodiazepines, a type of prescription sedative commonly prescribed for anxiety or to help with insomnia. Benzodiazepines (sometimes called "benzos") work to calm or sedate a person, by raising the level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. Common benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), … Continue reading Benzodiazepines and Opioids

The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC

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 the medication for the same pain relief Physical dependence—meaning you have symptoms of withdrawal when … Continue reading The Basic Bare Bones Facts About Opioids & Abuse – From the CDC

The Opioid Crisis… Who Are The Pushers & Dealers?

QUES:  Is your doctor a healer or a dealer? The fact that America is losing the desperate battle against the horrific opioid epidemic has been reported by many media sources. However, with all the other news going on, it can be easy to lose track of one of the biggest public health crises America is facing today. … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis… Who Are The Pushers & Dealers?

Opioid Big Pharma Giant Ordered to Pay $225 Million DOLLARS After Being Caught BRIBING DOCTORS to PRESCRIBE MORE DEADLY FENTANYL PILLS TO PATIENTS!

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 even need them. Described as the “driving force” behind America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, the shady … 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!

Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses

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 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses after periods of freezing temperatures compared to days with … Continue reading Cold Weather Increases the Risk of Fatal Opioid Overdoses

Case Against Ohio Doctor Charged with Killing 25 Patients May Hinge on Former Colleagues

One of the largest murder cases in Ohio history, involving a doctor accused of killing 25 patients, will hinge on his colleagues' cooperation and what they can offer up at trial, legal experts say. And what those former co-workers reveal may help shed light on something that has so far eluded investigators: a motive. A … Continue reading Case Against Ohio Doctor Charged with Killing 25 Patients May Hinge on Former Colleagues

Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts

In yet another sign that our healthcare system is fraught with problems that Democrats have made worse and not enough Republicans see fit to address, federal prosecutors have charged dozens of pharmacists and doctors in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alabama for illegally distributing opioids — even as an opioid epidemic sweeps the country. … Continue reading Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts

What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Kids are resilient in many areas.  The place where they are not resilient resides in their emotional lability. Kids suffer more ups and downs than any other age group.  Factored into t his is that their hormones raging, their self-esteem is bouncing, and, among many other things, they haven't  yet figured out or matured enough … Continue reading What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom

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 after the incident on Saturday. The station cites police and says Parker snorted the drugs … Continue reading Mom Accused of Doing Drugs, Passing Out in Front of Kids in McDonald’s Bathroom

Ex-Purdue Pharma CEO Richard Sackler Called Opioid Addicts ‘Scum,’ ‘Criminals’ in Emails

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 for record amounts — for its role in the ongoing opioid epidemic facing the U.S. that … Continue reading Ex-Purdue Pharma CEO Richard Sackler Called Opioid Addicts ‘Scum,’ ‘Criminals’ in Emails

Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!

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 were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take … Continue reading Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!

FOR The FIRST TIME, Former Big Pharma CEO ARRESTED For Conspiracy For Fostering Opioid Crisis

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 distribution of these drugs have largely gone on unscathed, until now. In a first in … Continue reading FOR The FIRST TIME, Former Big Pharma CEO ARRESTED For Conspiracy For Fostering Opioid Crisis

FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!

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 dosages, according to a new JAMA study. Why it matters: This is yet another obstacle to solving … Continue reading FOR DOCTORS & THOSE OF YOU TRYING TO GET OFF OPIOIDS BY YOURSELF: You can INCREASE Your Chance of Accidental OVERDOSE!

Federal Opioid Pill Bust Reveals Doctors Trading Pills for Sex, Dentists Pulling Good Teeth

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 excuse to give them painkillers, the feds say. Two of the prescribers charged in this week's federal … Continue reading Federal Opioid Pill Bust Reveals Doctors Trading Pills for Sex, Dentists Pulling Good Teeth

60 People Charged (Including a Doctor) in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

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, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other … Continue reading 60 People Charged (Including a Doctor) in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown