Tag: opioids

Roxicodone Addiction is a Rising Problem in America Roxicodone is in the opiate family, and roxicodone addiction is a rising problem in America. This narcotic is used to treat moderate to severe pain when used properly, but it is highly addictive and unfortunately many people don’t realize they have developed a problem until it is

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Is Medication Assisted Therapy the Solution for Addiction to Opiate Drugs? Addiction to opiate drugs is a huge problem in the United States, as is no secret if you have been paying attention to the news at all. From all the fatal overdoses going on around the country to the high-profile death of music legend

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Selling Narcan Over the Counter  Naloxone (Narcan) has recently been released in limited proportions for sale over the counter in select pharmacies and states. Selling Narcan over the counter is a bold move in what many are looking at as part of the war against drugs, specifically the war against the opioid epidemic sweeping across

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The Prince and the Fentanyl Overdose  On what would have been Prince’s birthday today, instead,  headlines scream “How did Prince get his hands on Fentanyl?” In the meantime, people in recovery laugh and say obtaining the drug that killed Prince back in April is as easy as buying a pack of cigarettes. Fentanyl overdose isn’t

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In the middle of all of the American heroin epidemic comes news that the FDA has approved an addiction implant said to help prevent relapse. The implant was approved on Thursday as an innovative option for people struggling with heroin and opioid addiction. The implant slowly releases drugs into the addicts system designed to curb

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Opioid Use is Rampant Opioid abuse has become an all-American epidemic, unique to our country and widespread enough to be called a public health outbreak. Abuse covers all ages, races, classes, and genders, however, the most typical victim is a non-Hispanic Caucasian male in his mid-30s. In emergency rooms, nurses are not surprised when new

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Artificially Produced Opioids A seemingly insane story started to sweep around the internet a couple of months ago. Scientists had, it goes, been able to synthesize opioids from yeast cultures. Think about that for one second – scientists in a lab had been able to artificially produce opioids. We’re not talking about scrapping opium poppies,

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Don’t Give Kids Codeine! We’ve been warned about giving children medicines with codeine for decades. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first in 1997. That’s almost twenty years ago. Fast forward to 2013 when the FDA issued a warning about giving children codeine. The European Medicines Agency issued a similar warning in April of

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A Miracle Pill? Dr. Paul B. Jacob is no stranger to the devastating effects opioids can have on unwitting patients. The Oklahoma doctor has seen many of his patients struggle with dependence on this powerful family of drugs over the years. When asked about the potential dangers of opioids, he responded, “A staggering 70 million

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Athlete or Addict? I recently stumbled across a heart wrenching Sport’s Illustrated article that detailed the downward spiral many young athletes take into addiction. The article itself touched briefly on statistics about athletes and addiction, as well as how drug cartels are targeting athletes, but more compelling were the stories of numerous student athletes derailed

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