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

MORE DANGEROUS than a nuclear weapon, Fentanyl – the heroin-based prescription painkiller – could easily be the next Weapon of Mass Destruction

Opioids are the class of pain-relieving drugs made from the illegal and deadly drug heroin. Fentanyl is by far the most dangerous, but you’ve certainly heard of some other popular ones, including oxycodone (a.k.a. Oxycontin), hydrocodone (a.k.a. Vicodin), morphine and … Continue reading MORE DANGEROUS than a nuclear weapon, Fentanyl – the heroin-based prescription painkiller – could easily be the next Weapon of Mass Destruction

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

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