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
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?
As Big Pharma and the medical establishment continue to convince people they have various medical conditions and need medications to function or even survive, we’re seeing rises in the use of everything from antidepressants to statins. However, a new report from the CDC is shedding light on one disturbing trend in particular: a sharp spike in the number of child-bearing aged women who take medication … Continue reading ADHD Drug Use has Skyrocketed 345% Among Young Women in 12 Years Aaccording to the CDC, Increasing Birth Defects