National Emergency Declaration Allows Funds For Expanding Treatment
| Aug 10, 2017 | Thursday evening, President Trump officially declared a State of Emergency for treating opioid addiction. Declaring a public health emergency makes the opioid epidemic the government’s top priority, potentially infusing much-needed cash into hard-hit areas and […]
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Is North America’s Opioid Epidemic a Crisis of Masculinity?
‘..a professor at the University of British Columbia has highlighted a different statistic from the crisis: in 2016, of the 935 fatal overdoses in the province, 80% were men. Perhaps this figure suggests a relationship between the opioid […]
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| Opioid Treatment Bill in Doubt in July 2016
| As Congress headed toward its summer recess in late June, the fate of a bill (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) that would dramatically […]
Carfentanil and Fentanyl – Deadly When Mixed with Heroin
August 2016: 225+ heroin overdoses in 4 counties in 4 states in 1 week
Fentanyl – Synthetic opioid pain approved for treating severe pain. Commercial use: surgery and advanced cancer pain. Rated as 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
OCT 04 2016 (WASHINGTON) – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more. A handful of medicines were reduced by more, […]
Is Your Prescription Painkiller Making You Sick?
- Drowsiness and lack of energy
- Restlessness; not interested in previous activities
- Numbness (feeling no pain or […]
Prescription Painkiller Addiction Epidemic –
Linked to Two Key Changes in Pain Management
- Availability for general practitioner MD’s to prescribe a powerful opioid drug, OxyContin
- Aggressive marketing by Purdue, citing Purdue studies that OxyContin is non-addictive and totally safe for long term treatment of chronic pain
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
July 22, 2016
Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016
Today, I signed S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 into law. […]
“Opioids are Very Addictive and Not Very Effective After 12 Weeks”
Pfizer has agreed to include in its promotional material that narcotic painkillers carry serious risk of addiction — even when used properly — and promised not to promote opioids for unapproved, “off-label” uses such as long-term back pain. […]
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in […]