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Study sheds light on brain mechanism linking PTSD to opioid abuse
04-30-18 Category: Opioid

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious mental condition, stems from traumatic experiences involving an extremely dangerous, shocking and fearful incident. It is a common perception that this disease is prevalent among members of the military only, though prior researches have highlighted that victims of a natural disaster or crimes like rape are likely to develop […]

Opioid crisis: Jeff Sessions introduces NPRM to cap drug production
04-18-18 Category: Opioid

Better information means better decisions, believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who just announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to empower the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to limit the annual opioid production in the United States. This will be enabled by using the information available from the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders […]

California legislators pass 10 opioid-related bills to curb crisis
04-13-18 Category: Opioid

In an effort to address the opioid crisis in California, a panel of state legislators have passed 10 opioid-related bills that would facilitate, among others, sharing of prescription records with other states in the country. Some 50 percent of the bills passed on April 10, 2018, would intensify monitoring activities, making it easier to track […]

Studies cite benefits of marijuana in reducing opioid use and misuse
04-05-18 Category: Drug Abuse, Marijuana, Opioid

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States claiming thousands of innocent lives year after year, the fight against prescription drug abuse is gaining a new momentum. Various measures have been taken to combat the crisis that claims 115 lives each day – issuing opioid prescription guidelines for pain management, and urging physicians […]

Opioid overdoses up by 30 percent as US drug crisis deteriorates
03-08-18 Category: Opioid

The opioid crisis is getting worse in the United States, with the latest data showing a big jump in emergency room (ER) visits due to overdoses. According to the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of opioid overdoses in the country rose by approximately 30 percent in 2017, […]

Justice Department supports ‘high-stakes lawsuit’ against opioid drug makers
03-01-18 Category: Opioid

With an eye on combating the opioid crisis, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that the Department of Justice will provide full support to the hundreds of lawsuits filed by various cities and counties across the country against drug makers for their alleged role in fueling the epidemic. On Feb. 27, 2018, Sessions announced […]

02-13-18 Category: Opioid

Exposing the nexus between opioid manufacturers and patient advocacy groups, a recent Senate report has found that five pharma companies paid nearly $9 million to such groups to drive an agenda encouraging the use of prescription painkillers in the United States. Released on Feb. 12, 2018, the report is the outcome of an extensive investigation […]

People overdosing on opioids may suffer from memory loss

In 2012, when a 22-year-old man showed up at a hospital in Boston suburb complaining of memory loss and extreme confusion following a possible opioid overdose, doctors were quick to diagnose him with an inability to form new memories, known as anterograde amnesia. The lead neurologist, who examined the man at that time, observed something […]

US Postal Service collaborates with other agencies to fight opioid crisis
01-11-18 Category: Medicine, Opioid, Substance Abuse

In the past 20 years, opioid abuse has spread like wildfire across the length and breadth of the United States without a definite end in sight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of overdose deaths involving opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, has quadrupled since 1999. The CDC data […]

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 […]

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