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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 […]

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 […]

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Colombia, once infamously branded as the cocaine capital of the world, has been working for years to rectify the damage caused to its reputation at the global level. In 2000, “Plan Colombia,” a massive military and diplomatic initiative, funded by the U.S., did seem to introduce drastic changes across the drug-ravaged nation. The aim was […]

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When an individual shows symptoms of both a mental illness as well as a substance use disorder (SUD), he/she is said to be living with a serious condition known as dual diagnosis. The condition comprises any combination, such as cocaine addiction and bipolar disorder (BD); alcoholism and PTSD; opioid use disorder and depression; marijuana addiction […]

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The revised health care bill by the Trump administration, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), popularly known as Trumpcare, faced a major setback when two more Republican senators, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, confirmed on July 17, 2017, that they would not be backing it. The bill, hailed […]

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In a letter dated July 7, 2017, drawing President Trump’s attention towards the deadly opioid abuse crisis ravaging the nation, five former governors of the states of Arkansas, Vermont, Kentucky, Hawaii and Washington, have expressed the pressing need for joint federal and state actions to curb the ever-growing numbers of fatal overdoses from heroin and […]


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