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 COVID. In his latest video, Brand cites a Feb. 3 study … 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 period.  The use of synthetic opioids, likely fentanyl, is a primary … 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 for use. The opioids offered for sale include products such … 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, COVID-19 has left many locked down, laid off, and flooded … 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 Marshall University. He started every game for a team that … 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 U.S. Missions, says multiple factors are involved in this year’s recorded … 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 legal duties under Montana’s Controlled Substances Act. The state is … 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 that at least one executive of a major opioid manufacturer … 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 exactly in gray death can vary from batch to batch, … 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, spokesperson for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said. “Gray … 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 effects these substances have on us.  When measuring addiction, it’s … 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 manufacturers failed at multiple levels to adequately monitor the restricted … 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 START!!! I know because I use alternative pain control myself. … 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 published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open … 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

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 of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a tapering guideline in … 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 get prescriptions for oxycodone and other powerful painkillers. “He’s done … 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 should have reported suspicious activity, yet didn’t. Farrell charges that … 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), and clonazepam (Klonopin), among others. Every day, more than 115 … 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 the medication is stopped Increased sensitivity to pain Constipation Nausea, … 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. Every day, an increasing number of people are overdosing or … 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 “distribution scheme” hatched by Insys involved contracting with doctors to … 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 an average temperature of 52 degrees. And while the researchers continue to … 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 six-month review into William Husel, an intensive care doctor at … 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. According to the  Cincinnati Inquirer, prosecutors have charged 60 pharmacists and … 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 to know who they are or where they want to … 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 through her nose before losing consciousness. Police say her 2- … 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 has led to thousands of deaths in recent years.   … 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 Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent … 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 the government’s battle against the opioid crisis, the former CEO … 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 the opioid epidemic, and shows how the best intentions can … 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 opioid sweep caused the deaths of five patients because of overprescribing, … 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 drugs. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati described the action, … Continue reading 60 People Charged (Including a Doctor) in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

According to news outlet Task & Purpose, an internal DHS memo proposes classifying Fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

The Department of Homeland Security may be considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, or WMD. News outlet Task & Purpose reportedly obtained an internal memo from the agency’s WMD office that outlines how the government could designate the drug as a potential “mass casualty weapon.” According to the February proposal, fentanyl’s “high toxicity and increasing availability” could make it an appealing option for … Continue reading According to news outlet Task & Purpose, an internal DHS memo proposes classifying Fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

Mapping Suspicious Opioid Prescribing In Massachusetts

A new study uses Massachusetts to look at whether there’s a correlation between suspicious prescribing behavior and opioid overdose deaths. Opioid overdose deaths in the state quintupled from 2000 to 2016. In a fast-changing epidemic, the study’s data, gathered from 2011 to 2015, might be considered a bit old. But it still sheds lights on several important benchmarks of the crisis. The study says that between 2011 … Continue reading Mapping Suspicious Opioid Prescribing In Massachusetts

The Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin is Finally Having its Moment of Reckoning

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 by marketing their drug, OxyContin, as safe to prescribe. The nearly 200-page lawsuit — which devotes 11 pages to listing the places suing — names … Continue reading The Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin is Finally Having its Moment of Reckoning

Addicts Are Hurting Their Pets to Get Access to Opioids

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 be the day that you choose detox and get better! ~NationalAddictionNews.com People are hurting their pets in order to get their hands on opioids prescribed by … Continue reading Addicts Are Hurting Their Pets to Get Access to Opioids

Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma

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 Erie glistened through the floor-to-ceiling windows lining the marble hallway of the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Farrell, who has silver hair … Continue reading Meet the ‘Hillbilly Lawyer’ Fighting to Take Down Big Pharma

Wendy Williams – Update On Her Addiction & Sober House Living

US daytime talk show host Wendy Williams, 54, has revealed she is seeking help for addiction and that she has been living in a sober house. Ms Williams did not offer details about her addiction, but said she had kept her sober house stay a secret from everyone except her husband and son. She has acknowledged struggles with cocaine addiction in the past. Ms Williams … Continue reading Wendy Williams – Update On Her Addiction & Sober House Living

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS THAT IS NOW KILLING OVER 60,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR AND RISING?

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 even fault those who take these medications. However, now a very familiar name has been exposed as being the mastermind behind the opioid epidemic: Johnson & … Continue reading WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPIOID CRISIS THAT IS NOW KILLING OVER 60,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR AND RISING?

Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter

Overdose antidotes, now being sold without prescription, may turn out to be more harmful than people realize. With more than 8,000 pharmacies across the U.S., Walgreens will soon be carrying an overdose antidote. This concoction will be sold to anyone without the need for prescription or indication from a medical professional. The drug, Narcan (naloxone hydrochloride), claims to be a solution for opioid addiction. It is estimated that more … Continue reading Fighting drugs with drugs – what could go possibly go wrong? Opioid overdose antidote now sold over the counter

Despite what Big Pharma says, Opioids do Almost NOTHING to Treat Pain – study

A placebo pill is almost as effective as opioids for killing pain, suggests a new meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This is because the physiological pain-killing effects of opioids decrease over time. As the pain-killing effects wane, a larger dose is needed, causing opioid addiction. The researchers warn that this can lead to physical dependence and a potential overdose. The … Continue reading Despite what Big Pharma says, Opioids do Almost NOTHING to Treat Pain – study

Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the same time, the researchers found that a majority of these users are not adequately prepared … Continue reading Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

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 the University of Michigan suggest 11 signs of opioid addiction everyone should know: Taking a substance in larger amounts or longer than needed Prescription painkillers … Continue reading WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPIOID ADDICTION

Poisoned pills: Phoenix Firefighter, War Hero Dies After Taking Fentanyl-Laced Pill

 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 a father who was taken down by something so small but so deadly. It only takes something as small as two grains of sand to … Continue reading Poisoned pills: Phoenix Firefighter, War Hero Dies After Taking Fentanyl-Laced Pill

Kansas Doctor Gets Life in Prison for Selling Opioids that Led to Patient’s Death

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 prison for unlawfully prescribing and selling medication. A doctor in Kansas was sentenced to life in prison Friday for distributing prescription drugs that resulted in … Continue reading Kansas Doctor Gets Life in Prison for Selling Opioids that Led to Patient’s Death

Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

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 fatal overdoses attributed to the drug, up from 561 two years earlier. Nationally in 2017, 580 new heroin addicts were minted each day, helping to … Continue reading Tracking heroin: How the deadly drug gets from Mexico to NYC

“I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.”

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 than anyone—almost became another statistic. Alison ran around her palatial six-bedroom house in Georgia on a crisp January night in 2016, preparing to depart the … Continue reading “I Was One Of The Top Doctors In My Field. I Was Also An Opioid Addict.”

After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him

The first time I saved my husband’s life, his face was the color of saturated denim. I found him curled on the floor, body fighting itself. Limbs constricted, shoulders twitching, he snorted desperately as his lungs gasped for oxygen. I yelled his name, shook his arm, slapped his face. The sputtering sound came less often, and he was so, so blue.   “Has your husband … Continue reading After his first overdose, my husband promised it wouldn’t happen again. I believed him

When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

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 room or a morgue, as an epidemic of heroin-related overdoses and deaths continues its creep across the country. In Virginia, an intensive crackdown on heroin … Continue reading When heroin kills, the appeal grows — and policing the drug becomes harder

These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

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 been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.   In a study of opioid deaths from 1999 to 2016, “we found that, in general, opioid … Continue reading These states have been hit the hardest by America’s opioid epidemic

Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

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, STUDY FINDS “Holding my dead son in my arms, this is the picture of addiction,” Nora Sheehan, whose son Andrew Jugler died in October, told … Continue reading Mom shares haunting drug overdose photo to warn about US epidemic: ‘Stop walking around blindly’

Patients Find Alternative To Opioids In Custom-Made Lotions

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 opioid pain relievers to help her, but she knew to keep her distance. “I don’t wanna take something so strong that it takes the pain … Continue reading Patients Find Alternative To Opioids In Custom-Made Lotions

Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!

A note from NationalAddictionNews.com, to those of you who use and abuse weed, opioids, benzos, antidepressants, hypnotics, stimulants, and antipsychotics.  STAY HOME WITH YOUR ADDICTIONS!  KEEP YOUR ADDICTIONS TO YOURSELVES AND KEEP OFF THE ROAD!!!!!!!  ARE YOU TOO HIGH TO UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE THE LIKELY POTENTIAL TO KILL AND DISABLE CHILDREN, ADULTS & ANIMALS??????? Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over onto Roads & KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!

Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

Data from a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that nearly a quarter of a million Americans have died in the last two decades from overdosing on opioid drugs — a number four times the number of U.S. casualties from the entire Vietnam War. The research, which looked at drug overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017, concluded that in 2017, there was a … Continue reading Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

End Times Signs: Drug Use (That Includes Weed (THC, People). Users BEWARE!

End Time Signs “When You See All These Things” Today we will look at The End Time Sign of Drug Use.  For those of us who study Bible Prophecy, because Jesus told us to.  (Matthew 24:33)  It isn’t so much anyone sign that has many of us looking, but it’s that so many signs are all happening with greater intensity than ever before.  A Convergence of Society, World … Continue reading End Times Signs: Drug Use (That Includes Weed (THC, People). Users BEWARE!

Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican Oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest — a profitable new business for drug gangs that has pushed the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses. Three others at the party in Tucson also took … Continue reading Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican Oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

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

 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 arrested attempting to come in to America with a record amount of fentanyl, over 114 kilograms (equal to over 250 pounds), an amount of fentanyl … 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

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!)

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 the potent painkiller OxyContin, its maker explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the drug’s popularity — treatment of opioid addiction, according to previously … 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!)

Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose

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 respond to it, may save a life. Here’s what you need to know. Opioids and overdose risks Opioids include any drug that is derived from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose

This Birth Defect Is Becoming More Common – And The Opioid Crisis Could Be To Blame

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 taking opioids. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Gastroschisis is a defect affecting the abdominal wall. Affected infants develop a hole close to the belly button, which causes their intestines … Continue reading This Birth Defect Is Becoming More Common – And The Opioid Crisis Could Be To Blame

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 will stop your heart from beating when used in high … Continue reading This Diarrhea Drug is Killing People Trying to Kick Opioids. Here’s the Story.

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 to obtain, and cheaper, the Washington Post reported. Although not required to … Continue reading FDA Advisory Panels: Asking Doctors to Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers

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 fight a futile war started on false pretenses in a … Continue reading The HEROIN WAR – death toll greater for U.S. civilians than soldiers in Afghanistan, thanks to the opium-based prescription drug “invasion”

Krokodil: how ‘flesh-eating zombie drug’ is causing a global crisis

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 drug” – and it’s bad news. There are two reasons for its horrific reputation, one related to desomorphine itself, and the second to the way the … Continue reading Krokodil: how ‘flesh-eating zombie drug’ is causing a global crisis

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 for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the … Continue reading How to Use Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose and Save Lives. PLEASE Make it Your Business to Know This!

The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table

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 always loved the holidays and the time spent with family. But since my son’s passing, my initial thoughts are, It’s another holiday that he won’t be … Continue reading The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table

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 who are physically tolerant to other opioids.  In its prescription … Continue reading What is Fentanyl?

Opioid use may increase risk of DANGEROUS heart rhythm disorder

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.  This MUST be done under strict medical supervision in a hospital or detox center. NEVER NEVER do this on your own! ~NationalAddictionNews.com Opioid use appears … Continue reading Opioid use may increase risk of DANGEROUS heart rhythm disorder

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 Fellow in Drug Policy at the … Continue reading Drug Overdose Epidemic is Far Beyond Opioids

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 daughter. A few months after her daughter’s birth, she became pregnant … Continue reading Doctors and Policymakers Struggle To Keep Up As Opioid Use Surges among Women

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 highest intensity of prescribing were Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida … Continue reading Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids