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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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Estimates from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show that 126 million American adults experience some type of pain — 25 million suffer from daily chronic pain and another 23 million experience severe pain. With a significant section of the population battling moderate to severe pain and opioids continuing to be the “drug of […]

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President Trump has officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a national emergency. The declaration came on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at a news conference that President Trump attended with Vice President Pence at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. According to the President, “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now […]

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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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Senators cast their votes narrowly on July 25, 2017, to initiate a debate on a bill aimed at overruling significant provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, in a matter of hours, Republicans had to deal with a major blow when their exhaustive plan to repeal the former President Barack Obama’s health care law […]

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“They used to hand out prescription opioids like candies back then,” sighed 43-year-old Jamie Lynn Dahlbeck of Jamestown, New York, remembering her constant battles with addiction. She had been prescribed opioids for the first time, way back in 1991, to manage the painful plantar warts on her feet. She was expecting her son, Zack Dahlbeck, […]

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Today, managing pain seems to be becoming a major health challenge in the U.S. Research conducted by several national health agencies suggest that lower back pain is the most common neurological ailment, followed by a severe headache or a migraine, neck pain and facial ache in the U.S. Added to this is the reality that […]

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Expressing solidarity with the United States, which has been battling a major opioid crisis, China has decided to put a ban on lethal designer drug U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. Often blamed for going soft on illegal drug transfers emanating from its land, China apparently gave in to the U.S. pressure to regulate synthetic […]

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Amid the ongoing opioid epidemic that has ravaged the United States, authorities are battling an unruly player in the illegal trade of deadly opioids — the internet. Now, many teens and adolescents are making clandestine online purchases using virtual currencies such as bitcoin to acquire deadly opioids either for personal use or to circulate among […]

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