The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved its first opioid reversal drug, Narcan, for over-the-counter, nonprescription use. “Today’s action paves the way for the life-saving medication to reverse an opioid overdose to be sold directly to consumers in places like drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations, as well as online,” the FDA said in a press release. Narcan, the brand name of … Continue reading FDA approves over-the-counter use of opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan – GET IT!
Nine Texas individuals were arrested this week in Houston on criminal charges related to their alleged involvement in the unlawful distribution of 1.5 million opioid pills and other controlled substances. According to court documents, Kent Lyons, 52, of Houston; Roquel Turner, 47, of Manvel; and Traunce Alfred, 43, of Baytown, are charged with illegally distributing controlled substances, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. From August 2017 until … Continue reading Nine Arrested for Illegally Distributing 1.5 Million Opioid Pills
STORY AT-A-GLANCE On November 14, 2022, the University of Houston announced positive results from a single animal study in which they tested a vaccine against fentanyl.1 Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, was developed in the 1950s to help cancer patients but today is often used to cut heroin as it creates the same high, but is cheaper to produce.2 The researchers wrote that over 150 people die … Continue reading Will Those Who Made Fentanyl Now Get to Sell the Vaccine?
Back in 2013, one Reuters’ article opened with the following stunning sentence: “Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen or diclofenac is ‘equally hazardous’ in terms of heart attack risk as use of the drug Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said.” The 2004 Vioxx recall, as you may remember, was spurred by the nearly 30,000 excess cases of heart attacks and … Continue reading Ibuprofen Kills Thousands Each Year, so What Is the Alternative?
Attorneys for the state of West Virginia reached a tentative multi-million dollar settlement with two drug companies for their role in the state’s opioid crisis. Following a six week trial in Kanawha Circuit Court, West Virginia settled with Teva and Allergan for $161.5 million. According to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, that’s the largest opioid settlement to date in state. “We took a lot of risk … Continue reading W.Va. Reaches $161.5M Settlement With Drugmakers Over Opioid Crisis
The CDC reported that an estimated 100,306 Americans died from drug overdoses during the period of April 2020 to April 2021, a 28.5% increase from the previous year. Deaths in some states rose even more sharply. . Vermont saw an almost-70% increase, and drug overdose deaths in West Virginia increased by 62%. Many states, including Alabama, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington, had a 45%-50% rise … Continue reading U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit an All-Time High
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. supplied billions of opioid pills to drug addicts and criminals, contributing to an addiction epidemic in Florida, a lawyer for the state said on Monday as a civil trial against the pharmacy chain got underway. Walgreens filled one in four opioid prescriptions in Florida between 1999 and 2020, and failed to investigate red flags that could have prevented drugs from being diverted … Continue reading Walgreens Fed Opioid Addiction, Florida Says as Trial Starts
Warning: This story contains graphic content about injection drug use that might disturb some readers. In Philadelphia, the animal tranquilizer xylazine has infiltrated the opioid supply, and it’s been linked to horrific wounds and amputations. PHILADELPHIA — Bill’s hands are so disfigured that he can no longer fit gloves over them. About two months ago, his right ring finger was amputated. In a matter of … Continue reading WARNING! Drug Users Are Losing Their Fingers and Toes After Shooting ‘Tranq Dope’
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!
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
Experts worry that overdose reversal medication won’t work on them. These opioids fall under a class of substances called nitazenes, which Evans said have also been found on the Eastern Seaboard, the Midwest, as well as the South and Southwest. While they don’t seem to be displacing fentanyl, he noted that even if the US restricts its fentanyl supply, nitazenes or other opioids could very … Continue reading There are New Opioids to Worry About and they’re Several times Stronger than Fentanyl
A federal judge should reject a sweeping settlement to thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, a group of states said at a hearing Tuesday, arguing the protections it extends to members of the Sackler family who own the firm are improper. States have credible claims that family members took more than $10 billion from the company, steered it toward bankruptcy, and then used … Continue reading States: Sackler Family Members Abusing Bankruptcy Process
It makes sense, Brand says, that some people have doubts about allowing corporations with a history of prioritizing profits over people to be in charge of solving the pandemic. Russell Brand wants you to know that the transnational global mega-companies creating vaccines for COVID-19 are the same drugmakers responsible for the opioid crisis that has killed more people than COVID. In his latest video, Brand cites a Feb. 3 study … Continue reading Russell Brand Asks: Why are Drugmakers Who CAUSED the Opioid Crisis in Charge of Solving the Pandemic?
Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While overdose deaths were already increasing in the months preceding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest numbers suggest … Continue reading Overdose Deaths 🔥Accelerating🔥 During COVID-19
By Cliff Kincaid Clueless FBI agents and other law enforcement personnel are scrambling to understand the motives of the Nashville suicide bomber. But a friend says he “loved smoking weed,” as records do show an arrest for marijuana possession. Other descriptions include hippie and long-haired flower child. This is all we need to know about the bomber, Anthony Quinn Warner, who couldn’t think straight and probably suffered … Continue reading The Death Toll from 👉Drugs👈 in America
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
WARNING: After reading this article, you may want to make some changes to the medications you or a loved one are taking. Do NOT do this on your own! Do NOT do this on your own! Do NOT do this on your own! Make certain that you talk to your medical provider to develop a detox schedule to safely come off these dangerous medications, or … Continue reading The Medications That Change Who We Are
There were more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths between June 2019 and May 2020, according to the latest provisional numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). This is the largest number of drug overdoses ever recorded during a 12-month period. The number is an 18% increase from the prior 12-month period. The use of synthetic opioids, likely fentanyl, is a primary … Continue reading CDC Reports Record-breaking Surge in Overdose Deaths
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
The US government has wholly failed to deal with China’s blind eye and unmitigated shipments of the lethal opiate Foreigners have been buying off – or at least renting – America’s ruling class probably since the republic was founded. In modern times, Saudis, Japanese, South Koreans and Israelis – to name a few – have all managed to purchase influence. One might shrug it off as … Continue reading Cruel Truths Behind China’s Killer Fentanyl Exports
An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance 1 child in 8 lives with a parent who suffers from a substance abuse disorder in America, and every 15 minutes, a baby in America is born suffering from opioid withdrawal Prescription opioid use is a significant risk factor for subsequent heroin use; 1 in 3 people who misused opioids during their high school years ended up … Continue reading Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis
Watch the Virtual National Red Ribbon Rally (above) October 1! Red Ribbon is a national anti-drug campaign that is celebrated annually, October 23-31. During Red Ribbon, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in community-wide anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a time to pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” … Continue reading DEA NATIONAL RED RIBBON RALLY & Red Ribbon Week
I want to preface this article by LOUDLY stating that addiction is NOT a disease! It is a is a side effect of despair and brokenness. Don’t believe the lie developed to rake in the big money with bad treatment. More than 20 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder. Now, COVID-19 has left many locked down, laid off, and flooded … Continue reading COVID-19 and the opioid crisis: When a pandemic and an epidemic collide
We need to do something immediately, or we are going to lose more Americans to drugs, alcohol, and suicide because of the added burden of COVID-19. Craig Hettlinger explains that he started drinking when he was about 16 years old. He escalated to stronger drugs three years later when he played Division I soccer at Marshall University. He started every game for a team that … Continue reading There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.
Rhys Watkins, 33, and Rachael Heywood, 39, used to be a good-looking couple but years of drugs have taken their toll, as these images of their younger days reveal below. These haggard-looking drug dealers – both still in their thirties – have been jailed for a total of more than nine years. Rhys Watkins, 33, and Rachael Heywood, 39, were both arrested and charged with … Continue reading Horrific before and after pictures of drug users whose habits destroyed their looks
From time to time, I like to list the signs and symptoms of withdrawal. They will occur once you are addicted. These signs are deadly and require immediate medical attention. So, if you are in withdrawal, seek the help of someone on the other end of calling 911 or speak with your doctor to arrange for in-patient detox. After that, get into Recovery. Signs & … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Withdrawal
The 52-year-old went through a dark period of life at the start of her career where she was addicted to class A drug heroin and smoked cannabis Davina McCall has revealed she was taken to hospital after overdosing on drugs at the height of her crippling addiction. The TV presenter, who has previously spoken about her issues with drugs in her early 20s, said she was … Continue reading Davina McCall on her drug overdose during crippling heroin addiction that left her ‘rotting inside’
In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous addiction. The research was conducted by a team at Yale University. Anxiety as a medical condition has plagued human beings for centuries. Previous research has shown that benzodiazepines could help treat anxiety that previously didn’t respond to any other treatments and … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction
By Tyler Durden Millions of Americans who lived through the financial crisis probably recall that not a single executive of a major investment bank was jailed in the aftermath, despite running organizations seemingly dedicated to perpetuating a criminal fraud on nearly every counterparty and client. But when Americans look back at the opioid crisis, they’ll remember that at least one executive of a major opioid manufacturer … Continue reading Pharma Founder Gets 66 Months For Bribing Doctors To Overprescribe Deadly Opioids
What is gray death? Gray death is an illicit opioid combination of powerful and dangerous drugs that have led to several fatal overdoses in the U.S. in 2017. The designer, synthetic drug is said to be many more times potent than heroin. Overdoses have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. What’s exactly in gray death can vary from batch to batch, … Continue reading Gray Death. What You Need to Know.
At A Glance Despite spending more on health care per person than other countries, life expectancy in the U.S. is declining Drug overdoses continue to rise as new addictive opioids enter the market aimed at chronic pain. One manufacturer sought to become an end-to-end pain provider, contributing to the number who overdose and die on opioid drugs Obesity is a significant factor contributing to metabolic … Continue reading Multiple Factors Liable for Daunting Death Rate in Midlife
We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the effects these substances have on us. When measuring addiction, it’s … Continue reading Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction
An “alarming” number of US patients received a highly potent form of opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and that they never should have been prescribed, according to a new study.The research, published Tuesday in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the US Food and Drug Administration and opioid manufacturers failed at multiple levels to adequately monitor the restricted … Continue reading ‘ALARMING’ Number of People Received Restricted Fentanyl, study says
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