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The Harrowing Prevalence of Doctors Overprescribing Opiates
April 15, 2016

The Harrowing Prevalence of Doctors Overprescribing Opiates Are doctors in the US really overprescribing opiates? This question has been getting more attention as the spotlight on opiate addiction has widened from its focus on street heroin. There are many factors that have contributed to prescription opiates occupying more medicine cabinet space in the US, and…

Prescription Pill Abuse Among the Suburbs
April 8, 2016

Prescription Pill Abuse Among the Suburbs The perception that suburban areas are insulated from problems like drug and alcohol abuse is slowly fading. As more and more people outside the city find themselves facing chronic pain and disease, they head to the doctor for help. Visiting the doctor after a car accident, back injury or…

Are You Safe in Surgery?
December 13, 2013

Are You Safe in Surgery? The problems of addiction affect people in every walk of life, including healthcare professionals, for whom access to controlled substances is easier. It’s easy to pass that off as a subset affected that doesn’t matter to anyone else, but consider the medical professional who feeds his addiction and ends up…

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Zohydro ER: Mixed Messages in FDA Painkiller Advice
October 30, 2013

Zohydro ER: Mixed Messages in FDA Painkiller Advice The Food and Drug Administration has made two moves involving hydrocodone that can both help and hinder people addicted to painkillers. On October 24, the FDA recommended changing the restriction level of painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, which contain the opioid hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen. The next…

Hightened Opinions
April 30, 2013

Heightened Opinions In 1972, the U.S. Congress named marijuana a Schedule 1 controlled substance because of its unsuitability for use in the medical field. However, 24 years later, California became the first state to accept marijuana as a legal form of medication for certain health conditions. The debate about medical marijuana rages as more states…

Online Help Guide to Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction
January 24, 2013

Online Help Guide to Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction Every year, thousands of people across the United States die from overdosing on prescription drugs. This happens when people use prescription medications wrongly and intentionally. Just as with illegal drugs, many legitimate medications can cause adverse effects and addiction. This guide will help introduce the issue…

Prescription Drugs: More than Just Medicine
September 5, 2012

Prescription Drugs: More than Just Medicine Prescription drugs are meant to address medical issues. However, the medicine that is meant to help you can also cause a world of harm. Many of these drugs are highly addictive and are abused by many. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH),…

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Pompano Beach Pain Clinic Raid Echoes National Problem
June 13, 2012

Pompano Beach Pain Clinic Raid Echoes National Problem Prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the United States for a number of years. Residents of Pompano Beach, FL were recently reminded that the issue is very close to home when a local pain clinic, or “pill mill”, was busted by Broward Sheriff’s Office…

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NFL Athlete Takes Responsibility for Painkiller Addiction
May 23, 2012

NFL Athlete Takes Responsibility for Painkiller Addiction Ray Lucas, a retired quarterback from the NFL, is speaking out about his past addiction to pain killers. NBC Sports online published an article noting that the NFL is being sued by almost 2,000 players for health injuries sustained while playing. Different from his peers, Lucas has come…

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Sativex – New Spray from Mary J?
May 18, 2012

Sativex – New Spray from Mary J? Medical marijuana seems to be a constant source of societal scrutiny. Whether marijuana dispensaries are being raided for distributing drugs inappropriately or whole states are being criticized for their policies regarding the substance, the issue is rarely far from public attention. Now, a British pharmaceutical company wants to…