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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Opioid use may increase risk of DANGEROUS heart rhythm disorder