Opioid death toll MUCH higher than previously thought: 70,000 more Americans died of overdoses in the last decade – but did not get counted, study suggests In 2016 alone, a record 64,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses But a new study from the University of Pittsburgh study found that 70,000 opioid overdoses were likely counted … Continue reading Opioid Death Toll MUCH Higher Than Previously Thought
More than 200,000 Americans have died from prescription opioid overdoses since 1999 and as the epidemic continues, it raises serious questions about why the United States government has failed to stop it in the last 20 years. According to a recent report, many influential politicians are receiving incentives from drug manufacturers to, in essence, look … Continue reading Legal Opioids Have Killed Hundreds Of Thousands As Big Pharma Bribes Politicians To Ignore It
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 … Continue reading Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress
Americans continue to mourn the dozens of people who were killed and hundreds wounded by a crazed lunatic in Las Vegas on Sunday, and as is usually the case when guns are involved in a mass murder incident, the usual suspects are once more calling for gun bans. “Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings … Continue reading WHY ISN’T THERE A BAN ON BIG PHARMA, WHEN OPIOIDS ARE KILLING SIGNIFICANTLY FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN GUNS ARE????????
The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to try to save lives … Continue reading Maker of Highly Addictive OxyContin Says it will Stop Incentivizing Doctors to Push its Deadly Drugs (I’ll believe it when I see it.)
While the FDA pushes for a kratom ban a group of scientists argues that if kratom is labeled as a Schedule I drug, opioid-overdose deaths will only continue to rise. Prior to reading this article, NationalAddictionNews.com wants you to understand that you don’t want to be addicted to kratom. The withdrawal symptoms you’ll experience won’t be … Continue reading Could Kratom Decrease the Massive Opioid Accidental Overdoses?
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 … Continue reading Patients Receive Most Opioids at the Doctor’s Office, Not the ER
Medicaid is contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis by establishing incentives that make it profitable to abuse and sell opioids, a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee concludes. The report notes that at least 1,072 people have been convicted or charged nationwide since 2010 for improperly using Medicaid to obtain prescription … Continue reading Medicaid Contributing to Opioid Crisis: Senate Report
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The leading cause of death for Americans under 50 is now accidental death by drug overdose. There's been a significant climb in overdose deaths among those under 18. When it comes to acknowledging the opioid epidemic, the U.S. has been faced with some harsh realities over the past several months. Perhaps most notable is a recent … Continue reading Breaking Down the Uptick in Adolescent Overdoses