Talk to your teens about drugs – especially over the holidays!

Are your teens or young adults home for holiday break?    With the stress of school or campus life behind them for a few weeks, this can be a great time for you to talk to them about substance misuse.  Drug use, overdose deaths, etc., are serious and scary topics. But using scare tactics during your discussion aren’t likely to be effective.  So, where do you start? A … Continue reading Talk to your teens about drugs – especially over the holidays!

Fentanyl and COVID-19 May Have Made the Opioid Epidemic Even Deadlier

The recent surge in drug overdose deaths shocked even some of the most jaded observers of American addiction: 100,306 dead from April 2020 to April 2021, the first time the toll topped six figures in a 12-month period, according to provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics. New data released yesterday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) point to one potential culprit: illegally manufactured fentanyl , a … Continue reading Fentanyl and COVID-19 May Have Made the Opioid Epidemic Even Deadlier

US Sues Walmart Alleging Role in Fueling the Opioid Crisis

Lawsuit claims the retail giant inadequately screened for questionable prescriptions. he Trump administration sued Walmart Inc. WMT -1.36% Tuesday, accusing the retail giant of helping to fuel the nation’s opioid crisis by inadequately screening for questionable prescriptions despite repeated warnings from its own pharmacists. The Justice Department’s lawsuit claims that Walmart sought to boost profits by understaffing its pharmacies and pressuring employees to fill prescriptions quickly. That made it difficult … Continue reading US Sues Walmart Alleging Role in Fueling the Opioid Crisis

💊🎄This Holiday Season, Talk to Your Young Adult about the #1 U.S. Health Crisis: Opioids

I don’t need to tell parents with young adults that the holiday season will be here before we know it. That would not be considered breaking news. However, I do have an important message that I hope will help you and your family enjoy time together this holiday season and for years to come: The holidays provide an excellent opportunity to talk to your young … Continue reading 💊🎄This Holiday Season, Talk to Your Young Adult about the #1 U.S. Health Crisis: Opioids

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

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!

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

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

“I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help

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 with those efforts — leaving patients vulnerable to ineffective care, fraud and abuse. Interviews with patients in recovery and nearly two dozen advocates, officials and … Continue reading “I’m trying not to die right now”: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients are Still Searching for Help

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?

Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

Choose the right time to talk. When talking to your child be sure your child is sober or has not been using drugs before talking about drugs and alcohol. Voice your suspicion. Begin by expressing your concerns without making accusations. “Susan, I suspect you may be smoking pot occasionally. I love you and I’m concerned about you. Is there something going on that we need to talk about?” Be specific. Explain … Continue reading Talking To Your Teen About Addiction

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

OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?

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 became part of a painkiller prescription-writing bonanza. The makers of Oxycontin launched a marketing campaign with a video promotion called, “I Got My Life Back,” … Continue reading OPIOID CRISIS: What role have doctors played in creating the opioid crisis?

US sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults

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 findings from two separate observational studies, one pointing to the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. as a key contributor to recent declines, and another … Continue reading US sees drop in life expectancy, largely due to opioid crisis among young adults

Kratom kills 2 in Pennsylvania. Will There be More Deaths Elsewhere?

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 to the accidental overdose deaths of two men there earlier this year. Police in Chester County, Pa., are sounding the alarm after two men died … Continue reading Kratom kills 2 in Pennsylvania. Will There be More Deaths Elsewhere?

Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs

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 who did not receive a letter informing them of patient overdose deaths, according to The Washington Post. In total, there was almost a 10 percent reduction … Continue reading Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs

How Much Time Did Your Doctor Spend Informing You About The Probability of Addiction, Organ Damage & Premature Death BEFORE He Gave You Your First Opioid, Benzo, or Antidepressant?

A typical scenario is going to your doctor with some type of pain, anxiety, or mood issues.  He (or she) gives you a few brief moments to describe what’s going on and then offers you Vicodin, Klonopin, and/or an antidepressant.  The entire scenario exists in the space of about 30 seconds. You happily leave the office, after you pay your bill, and zoom over to … Continue reading How Much Time Did Your Doctor Spend Informing You About The Probability of Addiction, Organ Damage & Premature Death BEFORE He Gave You Your First Opioid, Benzo, or Antidepressant?

11 BIG Signs of Opioid Addiction Everyone Should Know

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 times of doctors causing addiction, we need to be vigilant to keep our eyes and ears open, as it could mean life or death! A … Continue reading 11 BIG Signs of Opioid Addiction Everyone Should Know

This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

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 among Americans under the age of 50. Opioids are responsible for nearly two-thirds of these deaths, but benzodiazepine (“benzos”) overdoses are also on the rise … Continue reading This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder

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 potential for overdose.  Once detoxed, the craving are gone, so there is no need for these dangerous drugs except to bring more money to Big … Continue reading Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder

HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS

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 patients who were given a short-term prescription transitioned to long-term use. Now, according to a recent Harvard University analysis, doctors who prescribe these pain-killers are being … Continue reading HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS

The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Mothers:  DON’T do this to your child!  They must never suffer because of your addiction! Summary: Robin Adams tells of the challenges and joys of adopting a baby affected by his birth mother’s opioid use. Note: This is one of a series of stories by people whose lives have been affected by the use of opioids. Fighting the nation’s opioid crisis is one of HHS’s main priorities. The drug … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

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 devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on opioids is designed to accomplish two objectives: First, teaching medical … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

Over 2 MILLION Americans Will Suffer From Addiction to Opioids in 2018; Too Many Will Needlessly Die Prematurely

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 mothers. As a result, Americans across the country are feeling the weight of the crisis next door. Share your story below by uploading a video about … Continue reading Over 2 MILLION Americans Will Suffer From Addiction to Opioids in 2018; Too Many Will Needlessly Die Prematurely

CBD

The only reason I am putting this post on is to fund our ministry which is saving lives from addiction, providing them with a transformational recovery. So, please don’t be angry with me for putting this here. After my near death in 2007, stopping opiate addiction is my passion. We sell the finest, lab tested, Hemp CBD Oil as a mission for our ministry. Our … Continue reading CBD

Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths

The doctor’s “brusque and indifferent” prescribing of diamorphine led to the deaths of at least 456 patients between 1989-2000. A British doctor is making headlines once again, after a report released Wednesday (June 20) concluded that her policy of over-prescribing a powerful pain medication led to hundreds of patient deaths. Jane Barton, who is now retired, was found guilty of serious professional misconduct in 2010 … Continue reading Report states: Overprescribing Doctor Linked To Hundreds Of Deaths

Increased Opioid Regulation Leads to Growing Illegal Sales Online

Increased regulation of opioids has led to a growing number of sales online, through an underground network of websites known as the “darknet,” Newsweek reports. In 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) changed the designation of opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone from Schedule III to Schedule II, which means doctors have more limitations on prescribing them. Researchers analyzed darknet sales for opioids in the … Continue reading Increased Opioid Regulation Leads to Growing Illegal Sales Online

The Pain Hustlers

INSYS THERAPEUTICS PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO DOCTORS. THE COMPANY CALLED IT A “SPEAKER PROGRAM,” BUT PROSECUTORS NOW CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE: A KICKBACK SCHEME.   Selling drugs is a relationship business. It’s best to do it in person. That is why, on a summer evening in 2012, Alec Burlakoff was out for dinner with Steven Chun, the owner of Sarasota Pain Associates. Burlakoff was … Continue reading The Pain Hustlers

First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction

Scientists have shown that CBD actually blocks the opioid receptor in the brain, leaving no more doubt that cannabis should be a primary treatment for addiction. As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek “solutions” are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments – medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study … Continue reading First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction

Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA’s efforts to stop it. In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed — that according to Joe Rannazzisi, one of … Continue reading Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress

So, You Think Doctors Aren’t Out To Make A $$$KILLING$$$ With Opioids? Read This!

For all of you who hate me because of my mission regarding stopping doctors  from prescribing opioids, here is yet another example of their egregious behavior.   TRUE… it’s not all doctors:  however, there are enough doctors doing this to make iatrogenic addiction the #1 cause of accidental and preventable death here in the US.  YOU do the  math!  I have noticed that my ‘haters’ are … Continue reading So, You Think Doctors Aren’t Out To Make A $$$KILLING$$$ With Opioids? Read This!

According to a New Study, Opioid Users Suffer Increased Risk of Dangerous BACTERIAL Infections

Another danger of opioid use has been discovered. People who use opioids are at a higher risk of dangerous bacterial infections compared to those who do not use the drugs, according to a study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) who examined the possible risk of … Continue reading According to a New Study, Opioid Users Suffer Increased Risk of Dangerous BACTERIAL Infections

Taking Rx Painkillers? Accidental Opioid Overdose Jumped to upwards of 30% Over Just One Year?

Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to NPR. The largest increase in overdoses occurred in the Midwest, which saw a 69.7 percent increase. In Wisconsin, opioid overdoses increased 109 percent. The smallest increase occurred in the Southeast, which saw a 14 percent increase. The findings come from … Continue reading Taking Rx Painkillers? Accidental Opioid Overdose Jumped to upwards of 30% Over Just One Year?

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More Kids to Hospitals

ATTENTION PARENTS & EVERY OTHER LIVING HUMAN BEING! YOU NEED TO LOCK UP YOUR OPIATES, BENZOS, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS, HYPNOTICS AND ANTIPSYCHOTICS!!!  KIDS ARE DYING BECAUSE YOU LEAVE THEM OUT IN PLAIN SITE.  THEY ARE CURIOUS AND WILL POP THOSE PILLS!  YOU ALSO NEED TO FIND HELP FOR MEDICAL DETOX OR YOUR KIDS WON’T HAVE A PARENT SOON!  GET A LIFE, PEOPLE! Opioid poisonings and overdoses … Continue reading Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More Kids to Hospitals

The Epidemic

Need truly affordable help in recovery?  Want a permanent solution?  Don’t want to do ‘steps’ or be told that you have a (theorized) disease?  Resent being called an ‘addict’?  Want your recovery to remain private and individualized?  Want a faith based solution?  Would you like to recover from the privacy of your home or office?  Don’t want recovery to interfere in your activities of daily … Continue reading The Epidemic

Patients Receive Most Opioids at the Doctor’s Office, Not the ER

    An analysis by USC Schaeffer Center researchers found that from 1996 to 2012, the proportion of opioid prescriptions from physician’s offices increased even as the share from other settings had decreased. The researchers conducted the analysis based on data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey conducted annually by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. Department of Health and Human … Continue reading Patients Receive Most Opioids at the Doctor’s Office, Not the ER

Opioids Killing Far More People Than Breast Cancer

Opioid Drug Overdose Deaths Now Higher Than Breast Cancer In The U.S.A A recent disturbing report by the NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) a division of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) revealed that 63,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in 2016 in the U.S.A. That’s 3 times higher than what it was in 2009. Out of those 63,000 deaths 42,249 were attributed to opioid … Continue reading Opioids Killing Far More People Than Breast Cancer

Doctor charged in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania doctor who prescribed nearly 3 million doses of opioids during a recent 19-month period has been charged with causing the overdose deaths of five people, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The U.S. attorney’s office in Harrisburg said Dr. Raymond Kraynak, 60, of Mount Carmel, was indicted on five counts of drug delivery resulting in death, 12 counts of unlawful distribution of … Continue reading Doctor charged in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses

Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications

I have to preface the following NaturalNews.com article with a few points.  As my readers know, I am dead set against prescription drugs and other drug use and am very active in ministry and in teaching, taking people through recovery and bringing awareness to addiction and prevention.  The note I need to make is that I am not against medical marijuana; however, I am very … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications

Opioid Addiction is Bankrupting America, County by County, City by City… Will America Collapse into a Narco-Pharma State?

We’ve heard a lot about the crime and deaths caused by the opioid crisis, but what about the financial impact of it? Many small towns are struggling to cover the costs associated with the epidemic, whether it’s emergency calls, coroner bills, courtrooms, or overcrowded prisons. Reuters recently examined the case of Ross County, Ohio, which has seen its budget for child services doubling from $1.3 million … Continue reading Opioid Addiction is Bankrupting America, County by County, City by City… Will America Collapse into a Narco-Pharma State?

My Addicted Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient Brokering

I have been warning you about unscrupulous doctors and big pharma for over 10 years now.  Here’s some more proof for all of you skeptics.  For those of you not dumbed down by your doctors, you may believe what I’ve been telling you. My 22-year-old son is a drug addict who has been caught up in the vicious cycle of detox, treatment and relapsing — … Continue reading My Addicted Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient Brokering

Who Profits from YOUR Opiate Addiction Given to you by your doctor!

Need help for your recovery from opiates?  Please visit us at VictoryRetreatMontana.com where you can recover from the comfort of your home or office in a one to one dynamic program that is both affordable and will fit into your schedule. Continue reading Who Profits from YOUR Opiate Addiction Given to you by your doctor!

Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled

Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers. A new study released earlier this week confirms that deaths in opioid-related hospital … Continue reading Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled

Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study

A new study finds 10 percent of people saved by the opioid overdose antidote naloxone die within a year of treatment. “Patients who survive opioid overdoses are by no means ‘out of the woods,’” lead study author Scott Weiner, MD, Director of the Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a news release. “These patients continue to be at … Continue reading Patients Treated with Naloxone Continue to be at High Risk of Overdose: Study

President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts

  President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report on Wednesday, calling for expanding drug courts into all 94 federal court jurisdictions. The commission also recommended easier access to alternatives to opioids to treat pain, The Washington Post reports. Drug courts are specialized court programs that target criminal defendants and offenders, juvenile offenders, and parents with pending child welfare cases who … Continue reading President’s Commission on Opioid Crisis Calls for Nationwide System of Drug Courts

Opioid Crisis Spurs Change at Medical Schools

Medical schools are responding to the nationwide opioid epidemic by changing the way they train future doctors. Over the past 15 years, many U.S. medical schools have begun offering lessons, courses and clinical rotations in drug addiction treatment and pain management, experts say, and some schools have added these topics to their required curriculum. Faculty at schools that require all students to learn about addiction and pain say their … Continue reading Opioid Crisis Spurs Change at Medical Schools

Big Pharma Plays Every Dirty Trick in the Book to Transform Teens and Adults Into Opioid-Zombified Addicts

Over a 40-year career, Philadelphia attorney Daniel Berger has obtained millions in settlements for investors and consumers hurt by a rogues’ gallery of corporate wrongdoers from Exxon to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. But when it comes to what America’s prescription drug makers have done to drive one of the ghastliest addiction crises in the country’s history, he confesses amazement. “I used to think that there was … Continue reading Big Pharma Plays Every Dirty Trick in the Book to Transform Teens and Adults Into Opioid-Zombified Addicts

Opioids passed out like pez in professional sports, contributing to the addiction epidemic

Grant Hill, a former basketball star, told The Daily Mail how athletes would do anything to recover quickly after surgery to play again. According to Hill, athletes want to be back on court immediately right after an injury or surgery because of pressure and impatience. They want something that quickly fixes everything, and for most, the solution is opioids. Other basketball stars like Shaquille O’Neal, Jay Williams, and … Continue reading Opioids passed out like pez in professional sports, contributing to the addiction epidemic

Has Gabapentin Become a Drug of Abuse?

This is a VERY critical article for those of you who are being lied to about Gabapentin (Neurontin).  It IS addictive and you should NOT be taking it… especially if you have suffered a prior addiction.  Please read. Question Has gabapentin become a drug of abuse? Response from Sarah T. Melton, PharmD Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee … Continue reading Has Gabapentin Become a Drug of Abuse?

America Is DRUGGED OUT On Opioids, Alcohol And Prescription Medications… Is SANITY Long Lost?

A shocking scientific study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that 38% of Americans were prescribed addictive opioid painkillers in 2015. In addition, 1 in 8 Americans are said to be active alcoholics. With millions more Americans on psychiatric drugs, antidepressants, statin drugs and chemotherapy, it’s no exaggeration to say that America is a drugged-out nation. (Click here for original study from Annals.org) “It’s a zombie nation,” I explain … Continue reading America Is DRUGGED OUT On Opioids, Alcohol And Prescription Medications… Is SANITY Long Lost?

THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC NOW REACHES NEW HEIGHTS! PROTECT YOURSELF!

A comprehensive study validates the impact opioid abuse has on our country, with results suggesting that from 2009 to 2015, overdose-related ICU admissions increased by 34 percent and the cost per ICU admission rose by 58 percent. During the same period, the number of opioid deaths within the ICU nearly doubled. Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center warn that their study implies a … Continue reading THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC NOW REACHES NEW HEIGHTS! PROTECT YOURSELF!

Big Pharma RAMPAGE: Man murders doctor who refused to prescribe opioids to his wife

Insanity over the prescribing of Opioids A murder-suicide is being implicated in the ongoing and growing opioid addiction crisis besmirching Indiana. Michael Jarvis shot Dr. Todd Graham after the latter refused to prescribe opioids to the former’s wife to help alleviate her chronic pain. Jarvis later committed suicide. The police are still investigating if drug addiction played a role in the killing and caution the public … Continue reading Big Pharma RAMPAGE: Man murders doctor who refused to prescribe opioids to his wife

AMERICA ON DRUGS: SHOCKING ONE-THIRD OF US ADULTS ARE PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS

If you think that America’s opioid epidemic hasn’t touched your life, statistics show there is a good chance you are wrong, with one out of every three American adults taking opioids during 2015. That equates to 92 million adults. It’s a shocking statistic that means you could well know more than one person who is taking these highly addictive drugs. A disturbing new government study … Continue reading AMERICA ON DRUGS: SHOCKING ONE-THIRD OF US ADULTS ARE PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS

New healthcare bill uses $45 billion in taxpayer money to fight the opioid epidemic caused by wealthy pharmaceutical corporations

In the midst of the ongoing and seemingly never ending healthcare debate, Senator Mike Lee of Utah and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas have proposed an amendment that, in addition to providing states with an extra $70 billion to help stabilize their markets, sets aside an additional $45 billion to fight the opioid epidemic. Of course, the debate over the growing opioid epidemic and the … Continue reading New healthcare bill uses $45 billion in taxpayer money to fight the opioid epidemic caused by wealthy pharmaceutical corporations

TODAY, THE FDA REQUESTED THAT OPANA ER BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET DUE TO ADDICTION & DEATH. IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. After careful consideration, the agency is seeking removal based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain … Continue reading TODAY, THE FDA REQUESTED THAT OPANA ER BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET DUE TO ADDICTION & DEATH. IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!

SUBOXONE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!

Suboxone is a popular, prescription-only drug that effectively suppresses opioid cravings and reduces the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Although Suboxone has assisted thousands of individuals struggling with opioid addiction, the drug is not without its risks. While critics express concerns over the long-term risks of Suboxone, namely dependency, there is also a more immediate risk of Suboxone use — the drug’s dangerous interactions with other … Continue reading SUBOXONE: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!

Dereck Merrill survives drug overdose, vegetative state

Dereck Merrill was severely injured by a drug overdose. Some doctors suggested it was time to pull the plug, but his family saw something. Kim Muncy’s 25-year-old son lay on an emergency room table, unresponsive and unconscious. A drug addict who had overdosed on opiates and benzodiazepines, Dereck Merrill was not likely to make it out of a vegetative state. If he lived at all. … Continue reading Dereck Merrill survives drug overdose, vegetative state

City Suing OxyContin Co. For Causing Opioid Epidemic By Allowing Criminal Trafficking

Courtesy of: Justin Gardner A major pharmaceutical company that was exposed in 2016 for its complicity in wrecking countless lives is now facing a new kind of lawsuit. The city of Everett, Washington has filed suit against Purdue Pharma, claiming it ignored criminal trafficking of huge quantities of the drug OxyContin – in violation of federal law – and primarily caused an opioid epidemic. According … Continue reading City Suing OxyContin Co. For Causing Opioid Epidemic By Allowing Criminal Trafficking

Snorting Your Prescription Painkillers

Insufflation – better known as snorting – causes drugs to enter your bloodstream quickly, giving you a more intense and faster high. People with chronic pain or those who have a painkiller addiction, seek a way to chase the high they once had. As you may know, the euphoria leaves after a short while, which leaves your body with a desperate need for that high again. … Continue reading Snorting Your Prescription Painkillers

Tranquilizers, Benzos & Anxiety, Oh My!

If you are taking Benzos for more than 3 days, you are headed down a very dark, dismal, and lonely road to suffering and death. Benzos will bite back after a while. They will either do the opposite to what they were originally intended for… stop working and cause you to increase the dose to try and  give you the same effect… become engorged in … Continue reading Tranquilizers, Benzos & Anxiety, Oh My!

Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortabs)

***It doesn’t have to be like this (below) if you have natural alternative safe pain control such as Real Time Pain Relief. This has, quite literally, saved me from the constant extreme pain I once had and would continue to have if not for this cream. That’s why we market this. Hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin, Norco and Lortabs (to name just a few), is … Continue reading Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortabs)

Medical Care is now the Number 1 Cause of Death in the US

by Dr. Mercola The latest data on the leading causes of deathi in the United States has been released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report, which is based on 2010 data, lists the 10 leading causes of death as follows: Diseases of the heart Cancer Chronic lower respiratory diseases Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) Accidents (unintentional injuries) Alzheimer’s disease Diabetes mellitus Nephritis, … Continue reading Medical Care is now the Number 1 Cause of Death in the US

What’s it like Surviving a Massive Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose?

by Dina Perkins Let me preface this article by saying that I never came close to looking for a way out of emotional or physical pain with any type of prescription drug. I began at age 11 with a doctor’s prescription.  I learned quickly over the years, that pills were the only answer available.  My parents taught me that doctors were never to be questioned, … Continue reading What’s it like Surviving a Massive Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose?