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Drug Overdoses Rise in Philadelphia Due to Tainted Heroin

A new report from Philly reveals that fatal heroin overdoses are once again rising in Philadelphia. The city lost a total of 1,217 patients to addiction in 2017 alone, one of the highest death rates in America. Now, those numbers are on the rise again. On July 20th, 2018, paramedics and local hospitals were forced …

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Will Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Actually Help Curb the Crisis?

One idea that has been floated of late in an effort to curb the current opioid epidemic in the US is the notion of restricting the freedom of physicians to prescribe opioids as painkillers. The question that is being raised is whether fewer opioid prescriptions will actually help curb the current crisis. Even though restrictions …

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Was Johnson & Johnson an Opioid ‘Kingpin’?

Across the United States, lawmakers and politicians are looking at possible ways of tackling the current opioid crisis. The state of Oklahoma has decided to take some matters to court and are pursuing legal claims against world-renowned pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for their part in the manufacturing of morphine and OxyContin. Oklahoma is …

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What is Narcan 2 and How Can It Help Overdose Victims?

You may think that once someone has overdosed on an opioid and has been brought back from the brink of death, that would be sufficient to persuade them that enough is enough, and that it is time that they seek treatment for their addiction. Sadly, this is not the case. Most people who overdose on …

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Opioid Overdose Deaths in Illinois County Reach All Time High

Madison County has set a new record – but it’s a pretty unwanted one. According to official figures, there have been 92 opioid overdose deaths in the county so far in 2018, beating the previous high bar of 91 which was set in 2014. These figures have been released by St. Clair County coroner officials. …

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Record Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year According to CDC

Is it true that most people who begin to overuse and abuse drugs had no real intention of harming themselves? Whether they were experimenting socially or trying to find something to ease their physical pain, it’s quite difficult to witness the downward spiral of an individual due to drugs.  While today we are talking about …

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Targeting Opioid Addiction in Florida

It’s no secret that the beautiful sunshine state has had a surge in drug overdoses within the past few years. So much so that Governor, Rick Scott, declared a public-health emergency just last year due to the rise in opioid addiction in Florida. This critical topic has continued to trend into this year as the …

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To Combat Opioid Crisis San Francisco Testing Safe Injection Sites to Better Protect Addicts From Overdoses

With thousands of people dying each year in California, Democrats in the state government recently proposed legislation that is extremely controversial. This new bill aims to provide a small number of safe injection sites to help combat the opioid crisis that’s plaguing San Francisco, as well as the entire country. What are Safe Injection Sites? …

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