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Pharmacies in the San Diego County area have become soft targets of a spate of armed robberies and late night break-ins. These recent robberies occurring in the pharmacies have left both the owners and the authorities perplexed. Gun-wielding people have often been seen barging into chemist shops and running away with stacks of opioids from […]

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In a bid to combat the soaring rates of opioid-related fatalities in the United States, first responders and public health officials across the country equip themselves with overdose reversal medicine naloxone, marketed under the brand name Narcan. However, a new study by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggested that 10 percent […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the sales of prescription opioids in the United States nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, without any significant reduction in the amount of pain Americans experience. However, during these 15 years, there has been a steep rise in the number of deaths due to opioid […]

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In today’s digital world, undoubtedly mobility rules. Studies suggest smartphone or tablet users spend about two-thirds of their time using a mobile app. Each day, a plethora of apps enter the market, leaving Americans with their heads buried in smartphones. Such mobile applications include telehealth or telemedicine apps, which aim to facilitate the transfer of […]

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“A strange sensation overtook me after I had my first dose. My pain had diminished, but there was something else happening. I started to feel euphoria. I wanted more of it,” said 17-year-old Andrea (name changed) of New York, addicted to OxyContin. For the 43-year-old Jonathan (name changed) of Los Angeles, the addiction reached the […]

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“There are people who make a choice to use drugs; then there are those, who choose not to use drugs, but still end up being affected by the drug,” said Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Delaware County, Eric Hoffman, referring to the 26-year-old Diasha Clark. This young mother from Yorktown, Virginia, is facing charges after her 16-month-old […]

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Although most Americans battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain prefer to use cannabis-based medications to deal with their conditions, experts say that there is not much evidence that marijuana would provide them the required relief. They feel that the lack of high-quality scientific research to support the therapeutic claims of marijuana is a […]

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President Trump is not in a haste to declare a national emergency because of the ongoing opioid crisis in the country, said Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday. The decision has come as a surprise to the opioid commission created by Trump that had earlier advised him to declare a national emergency […]

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Studies show that in the United States, prescription drugs are the most widely abused class of drugs, immediately after alcohol and marijuana, and succeeded by street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Medicines, such as painkillers, prove to be effective only if they are taken as prescribed by a doctor for the purpose of […]

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As part of the ongoing federal war on drug, Attorney General Jeff Sessions inaugurated a Department of Justice pilot program in Ohio, one of the states hit hard by the opioid epidemic, on Aug. 3, 2017. The program will focus on investigating the opioid-related scams and frauds in the health care industry across the United […]