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Physicians are Prescribing Opioids to COVID-19 ‘Long Haul’ Patients

COVID-19 has caused life-threatening symptoms for hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, but those who are slowly recovering from the long-term effects of COVID-19 are needlessly being put at further risk. A study by the scientific journal Nature has revealed that doctors are prescribing opioid-based medicines to people who are suffering from …

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Drugs Mixed with Deadly Fentanyl Are Becoming More Common

Police in Charleston are warning people who are tempted to buy illegal narcotics that law enforcement officials are finding that more and more illicit substances are being laced with the lethal synthetic opioid fentanyl. In addition, non-pharmaceutical pills that are being sold as being ‘stolen’ are in fact fabrications of the same thing and are …

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Even the Pandemic has not Slowed Down the Philadelphia Drug Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected all walks of life, and life may never quite be the same again, despite the development of several COVID vaccines. There is one aspect of life in Philadelphia that has, it seems, been completely unaffected by the pandemic – but this is not welcome news. The illegal drug market …

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Fentanyl Has Reached The West and Overdoses Are On The Increase

San Francisco remains in the grip of a fierce epidemic, and it is not COVID-19. Incredibly, almost three times as many residents of the Golden Gate City in 2020 died of fentanyl-related overdoses, than did of issues related to the coronavirus. The numbers released by San Francisco’s Chief Medical Examiner office make for depressing reading …

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People with Heroin Addiction Have Neurological Traits Similar to People with Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent report has established an astonishing fact – that people who are suffering from an addiction to heroin have a similar neurological and chemical make up within their brain as people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This could mean that treatments that have been studied with the aim of improving the condition of …

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Overdose Deaths Reach Record High – Pandemic to Blame?

Between June 2019 and June 2020, just over 81,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, according to figures published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those figures make for grim reading – that’s the highest number of fatal overdoses recorded in the United States in any twelve month …

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Experts Point Out Increasing Overdose Concerns in Santa Cruz County

2020 was a terrible year for most people. Although it’s looking as if 2021 will be a better year in terms of COVID-19, the details emerging that concern the ‘standard’ health issues we all have to face make for grim reading. In Santa Cruz in 2019 there were, thankfully, only three overdoses from fentanyl – …

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