Tag: heroin epidemic

SNL Skit on Heroin Has Most of America Enraged Those who have lost loved ones to what has recently become recognized as a national heroin epidemic may have been slightly (or severely) offended by the somewhat distasteful sketch that aired on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. In the fake television commercial, Julia Louis-Dreyfus depicts

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New Jersey-based company Braeburn Pharmaceuticals recently developed an implantable device called probuphine, intended to treat opiate addiction in the same way as Suboxone – without such an extreme potential for abuse. The device is composed of four metal rods, each which slowly seep buprenorphine (a semisynthetic opioid medication) and are no larger than a matchstick.

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The White House Steps in to Help Addicts We recently reported on a number of top scientists who believe the heroin epidemic is on its way out. While that’s wonderful news it doesn’t exactly help the men and women caught in active opioid addiction. Well, it looks like President Obama and the White House have

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An Innovative Solution to an Old Problem Anne Arundel County, located just south of Baltimore, is tight in the grip of this country’s heroin epidemic. Consider that there were forty-eight overdose deaths in 2014 alone. Consider that there were 204 heroin related ER visits in 2013 alone. Consider that Steve Schuh, the County Executive, declared

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