Pharmaceutical CEO Arrested In Opioid Probe

The CEO of Insys Therapeutics, which makes a spray form of fentanyl, was arrested on charges of fraud and racketeering. It seems that he and his company have been under scrutiny for some time due to their unethical and illegal practice of enticing physicians to…

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New Vaccines for Heroin in the Works

Here is an article detailing the work being done toward developing a vaccine against heroin. It seems like an ingenious concept, but a vaccine will hardly be an effective solution for opiate addiction by itself. Here are some of the reasons we must temper our…

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Overdose Deaths Rising Among Teens

A disturbing trend showing that overdose deaths in the United States are rising among teenagers. It is hard to believe, but many teenagers are experimenting with hard drugs at younger and younger ages. Also, as prescription pills become harder to come by, those who are…

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Opioid Addiction Rates are Increasing at a Stunning Rate

Opioid addiction rates are increasing at an alarming rate, as reported in this article. It seems that the worst rates are in the midwestern and southern states, and there has been a five-fold increase just in the recent few years. It is quite likely that…

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Opioid Prescriptions Declining, But Still Remain Very High!

goo.gl/uwtxcM While there is some evidence that the number of prescriptions for narcotics has been declining for the last few years, the overall numbers remain extremely high. As this article points out, we are currently at three times the prescription rate when compared to 1999!…

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