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 withdrawalPrescription opioid use is a significant risk factor for subsequent heroin use; 1 in 3 people who … Continue reading Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis
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 … Continue reading There is an Epidemic Raging Within the Pandemic. It’s the Opioid Addiction.
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 … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction
Story at-a-glance While the opioid crisis has received a significant amount of attention, and strategies have been put into place to try to curb the epidemic of overuse and misuse, few of the responsible parties have been held to account One West Virginia attorney has sued opioid wholesale distributors using a state nuisance statute. Distributors … Continue reading Legal Eagle Goes After Opioid Wholesale Distributors
The FDA says sleeping pills are linked to falls, burns, limb loss, poisoning, drowning, car crashes, and even suicide. New Warning Sleep medications including Ambien have become infamous for prompting people to act bizarrely in a semi-sleeping stupor — but now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require sleeping pill manufacturers to post warnings on … Continue reading FDA: Ambien Is Making People Kill Themselves While Asleep
From the Sackler family — who has made billions from selling opioids to the masses — to the doctors arrested for pushing their pills on unwilling Americans, lawsuits and charges in the opioid crisis abound. However, the companies responsible for distribution of these drugs have largely gone on unscathed, until now. In a first in … Continue reading FOR The FIRST TIME, Former Big Pharma CEO ARRESTED For Conspiracy For Fostering Opioid Crisis
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!
A complaint filed by the state of Massachusetts alleges that Purdue Pharma explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the popularity of its powerful painkiller (and life killer) OxyContin: opioid addiction treatment. With billions of dollars in profits from the potent painkiller OxyContin, its maker explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the … Continue reading Purdue Pharma Continues to Further Addict People to Deadly Oxycontin While also Reaping the Profits for Another Drug They Claim as the ‘Cure’ for Opioid Addiction. (Lighting the candle at both ends!)
As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States. Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. The drugs are also highly addictive and can be fatal, especially when combined with alcohol … Continue reading Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise
The labels of prescription opioid painkillers should advise doctors to consider simultaneously prescribing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, two U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panels recommend. The 12-to-11 vote during a joint meeting of the committees was described by several members as a message to the federal government to make naloxone more widely available, easier … Continue reading FDA Advisory Panels: Asking Doctors to Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers