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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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Solutions for the Opiate Crisis

Laura Solomon discusses solutions for the Opiate Crisis focusing on Detox Under IV Sedation, at a recent Livingston County Sunrise Rotary group meeting. Ms. Solomon is the Director of Patient Services for Advanced Rapid Detox. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/GY-HMFmuNU8″ description=”Laura Solomon discusses solutions for the Opiate Crisis focusing on Detox Under IV Sedation, at a recent Livingston …

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How the Opioid Crisis is Impacting the US Labor Force

The current opioid crisis gripping the US is impacting countless aspects of how the entire country functions. Increasingly, it is being shown that high numbers of prime-aged males are dropping out of the US labor force, affecting businesses and companies who rely on such people to perform important roles of employment. As has been well-established, …

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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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How the Government Shutdown is Impacting the Opiate Crisis

Concerns have been raised over how President Donald Trump’s latest government shutdown is affecting the current opiate crisis, with conflicting statements issued by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA Feeling the Effects of the Government Shutdown The issue surrounds the prescription of the drug Suboxone. Suboxone is a combination …

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Fentanyl Laced Cocaine Becoming Major Problem Across the Country

Fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that’s around fifty to one hundred times more potent than heroin – is a problem in itself, but now it is causing potentially life threatening issues to people who are not even aware that they are taking it. Fentanyl is increasingly being found mixed in with other narcotics, most commonly …

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FDA Approves New Highly Powerful Opioid Dsuvia – Was it a Mistake?

There is simply no denying that the United States is in the middle of an opioid crisis. In 2017, the number of deaths involving opioids was just under 50,000. Fifteen years ago, that figure was around 10,000. Now the FDA has come under fire for approving one of the most potent synthetic opioids that has …

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Trump Signs Bill to Help Curb Opiate Addiction

In a continued effort to help fight the opioid crisis, President Trump recently signed a new law that will hopefully begin to curb the devastation that these drugs have had on families around the country. The bill focuses on boosting research into alternative painkilling drugs that do not contain opioids and are thus not addictive, …

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