National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24, 2020, starting at 10:00am. This event is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country.  The October 2019 Take Back Day brought in 882,919 pounds (almost 442 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices.  This … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24

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

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

Long-term use of antidepressants could cause PERMANENT DAMAGE, doctors warn

Image:Antidepressants are meant to be taken for nine months for a first episode of depression Long-term antidepressant users are risking permanent damage to their bodies, according to leading medical experts. Dr Tony Kendrick, a professor of primary care at the University of Southampton, says more urgent action needs to be taken to encourage and support … Continue reading Long-term use of antidepressants could cause PERMANENT DAMAGE, doctors warn

Deliverance and Liberation Prayer: Spirit of Pharmakeia (Prescription Drugs)

by Dr. William & Mary Schnoebelen With One Accord Ministries © 2018 (We advise praying this prayer after seeking Abba Father for His Wisdom. Consult with your Health Care Professional concerning any prescription drugs you currently take and the effects of stopping or changing your medication. If, after this consultation, you do not feel comfortable with changing your medications, pray the second prayer (Prayer II) below. Either way, it … Continue reading Deliverance and Liberation Prayer: Spirit of Pharmakeia (Prescription Drugs)

Adderall Side Effects Now Include Hallucinations

Adderall is more likely to make new users psychotic compared to other ADHD medications, new research warns. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications are intended to help children with ADHD focus, but stimulants such as Adderall could cause psychological delusions, hallucinations, and psychosis, according to a new study out of Harvard University. Researchers found that people are significantly more likely to … Continue reading Adderall Side Effects Now Include Hallucinations

Three Common Drugs Linked to High Dementia Risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder conditions and Parkinson’s are also linked to dementia risk. The research was conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia. Currently, more than 50 million people in the world … Continue reading Three Common Drugs Linked to High Dementia Risk

3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

I am posting the article below for those of you who insist on benzo tapering on your own - despite the risks of  VERY SERIOUS, EVEN FATAL SIDE EFFECTS.  You truly need to be tapered in a medically supervised setting (hospital or detox facility) by a board certified addictions medical doctor.  That all said, I … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

Common arthritis drug linked to higher risk of this heart disease

In a new study, researchers found a connection between a common arthritis drug and heart valve disease. The drug is called Celebrex, and its active compound is celecoxib. The research was conducted by a team from Vanderbilt University. Heart valve disease is a disease involving one or more of the four valves of the heart. … Continue reading Common arthritis drug linked to higher risk of this heart disease

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