Three Common Drugs Linked to High Dementia Risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder conditions and Parkinson’s are also linked to dementia risk. The research was conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia. Currently, more than 50 million people in the world are affected by dementia and this number is estimated to … Continue reading Three Common Drugs Linked to High Dementia Risk

Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

Data from a newly released study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that nearly a quarter of a million Americans have died in the last two decades from overdosing on opioid drugs — a number four times the number of U.S. casualties from the entire Vietnam War. The research, which looked at drug overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017, concluded that in 2017, there was a … Continue reading Disturbing CDC statistics show that opioids have killed more people than the Vietnam War

Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose

As addiction to opiates continues to be a major public health concern, it has become increasingly important to know how to respond to possible overdose situations. Knowing how to prevent and recognize the signs of an overdose, and how to respond to it, may save a life. Here’s what you need to know. Opioids and overdose risks Opioids include any drug that is derived from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Rx Use: Recognizing and Reversing an Overdose

7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

Every year millions of Americans use opioids to manage pain. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and reliance on opioids has led to the worst drug crisis in American history. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Physicians, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have issued guidelines and reports urging health care providers to pursue safe nondrug … Continue reading 7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

FDA Says Certain Antibiotics Could Rupture Main Artery

They’re certain antibiotics, known as fluoroquinolones. Popular brand names include Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says these antibiotics “can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body,” the aorta. The FDA says these ruptures “can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.” The FDA is requiring drug makers to add … Continue reading FDA Says Certain Antibiotics Could Rupture Main Artery

Your Answers Won’t Be Found In A Pill!

Need a pill for pain?  How about that pill for depression?  Can’t sleep and feel you need a pill for that?  Can’t handle anxiety, so you pop another pill to calm you down?  Too many side effects from all the pills so you take another pill for that?  The problem is that on the other side of the pills are all of your pain, depression, … Continue reading Your Answers Won’t Be Found In A Pill!

HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS

Addicted to prescription drugs?  SUE YOUR DOCTOR! In 2010, it was found that roughly 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs alone. When it comes to opioids, the number of deaths is in the tens of thousands while a quarter of patients who were given a short-term prescription transitioned to long-term use. Now, according to a recent Harvard University analysis, doctors who prescribe these pain-killers are being … Continue reading HARVARD INVESTIGATION SHOWS DOCTORS ARE PAID HUGE SUMS TO PRESCRIBE ADDICTIVE OPIOIDS

Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

I recently attended a symposium examining how medical schools can prepare future doctors to deal with the continuing opioid crisis. I joined over 90 educators from 30 medical schools at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University to discuss devising a curriculum based on a successful model that Brown has created. The curriculum on opioids is designed to accomplish two objectives: First, teaching medical … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution — Here it is

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 mothers. As a result, Americans across the country are feeling the weight of the crisis next door. Share your story below by uploading a video about … Continue reading Over 2 MILLION Americans Will Suffer From Addiction to Opioids in 2018; Too Many Will Needlessly Die Prematurely

As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted

What can you do to protect your children from prescription drug addiction? Today, prescription opioids are killing 1 adult or child every 12.5 minutes, here in the USA.  It is now the #1 cause of accidental death. It’s preventable.  More people are dying from opioid overdose than from car accidents and shootings combined.  This is SERIOUS! No child is immune, no matter what you think. … Continue reading As a Parent, What Can You Do To Protect Your Child From Rx Drug Addiction & How To Get Help For Them If They Are Addicted