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Prescription drug abuse among seniors is invisible epidemic in US
12-18-17 Category: Depression, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse

Developing an addiction to a prescription medication with the passage of time is not something unheard of. But, the effects of such an addiction on Americans over the age of 65 can outweigh the impact of any drug dependence widespread among younger adults. Experts say that the likelihood of an elderly succumbing to the adverse […]

Stop marketing snortable chocolate Coco Loko, it is an alternative to illegal street drugs, FDA tells manufacturer
12-14-17 Category: cocaine, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse

FDA denies snortable chocolate Coco Loko as In a bid to curb drug abuse and control rising addiction rates, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned Orlando-based Legal Lean to discontinue marketing snortable chocolate Coco Loko, saying it is an illegal alternative to street drugs which is endangering public health. The snortable chocolate powder […]

How an Australian became ecstasy manufacturer
12-13-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse

While many might envy Steven Spaliviero’s flamboyant lifestyle – comprising expensive cars, glamorous women and sailing on yachts – only a few would know that the handsome Australian mastered the craft of making ecstasy behind the bars. Locked up in a prison cell in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Spaliviero learnt how to cook huge quantities […]

Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards admits using heroin
12-13-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Heroin Treatment

Best known for starring in MTV reality show “Teen Mom OG (TMOG),” Ryan Edwards is in the news again. The reality show star is known to have struggled with substance abuse in the past for which he was enrolled in a rehab, but many fans are unaware of his drug of choice. In the latest […]

DEA targets traffickers of illegal fentanyl analogues
11-16-17 Category: Drug Abuse

The United States Department of Justice on Nov. 9, 2017, said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would toughen its stance on illicit fentanyl analogues by classifying illegal versions of the synthetic opioid along with heroin. The move will make it easier for the criminal prosecution of traffickers accused of possessing, distributing or producing illicit […]

11-06-17 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Opioid

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 […]

09-20-17 Category: Drug Abuse

The U.S. opioid crisis seems to be getting worse with each passing day. Fueled by the influx of illicit drugs in the country, overdose deaths showed an increase of 21 percent between January 2016 and January 2017. Significantly, fatalities involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl jumped 100 percent during the same period. Though almost every […]

09-06-17 Category: Drug Abuse

Dr. Tom Price, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, has said that a new anti-addiction vaccine is being developed to counter the menace of drugs. Calling it an exciting prospect, Price was enthusiastic that this could go a long way in fixing the drug addiction problem that has crippled the entire country. The ever-growing […]

09-01-17 Category: Drug Abuse

Law enforcement officials have arrested two men from California with more than 300 pounds of dangerous drugs, including cocaine and heroin, at a traffic signal in New Jersey. The officials made the arrests on the New Jersey Turnpike after they stopped a tractor-trailer on August 27, 2017, for violating traffic rules while traveling through the […]

09-01-17 Category: Drug Abuse

Both the United States and Canada are facing the problem of illegal drug trafficking along their borders. Though constant efforts of federal agencies in the two nations have brought down the number of drug smuggling cases, criminals are getting more creative and employing the latest technology to dodge authorities. In a recent anti-smuggling operation, Canadian […]

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