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Lawsuits Against Drug Manufacturers Exploding Across the US

By | 2017-12-04T16:49:18+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|

Every day, it seems as another location joins the growing list of cities, counties, and states who are pursuing lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors. Local governments are trying to combat the worsening opioid epidemic in America, while at the same time, hold these corporate entities responsible. In 2016, there were more fatal drug overdoses in America than any other year on record – an estimated 64,000 deaths. That number is correct, it represents a 22% one-year increase over 2015. And the driving force behind this ongoing tragedy is prescription opioids. Right now, there [...]

Weighing Out Smart Drugs: Are Any Nootropics Good for Cognitive Enhancement?

By | 2017-09-08T03:14:05+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|

A drug that boosts your brainpower, gives you energy and has zero side effects – sounds like science fiction, right? Not according to the hundreds of companies and thousands of people that have started marketing and using nootropic drugs. “They haven’t been clinically proven to work, and there’s emerging evidence that some could be dangerous. But nootropics, also called smart drugs, have become popular among young type A personalities on Wall Street, in the Ivy League, and in the frenzied startup culture of Silicon Valley.” ~ John M. Glionna, writing for PBS NewsHour From a [...]

The Ugly Truth About Drug Trafficking

By | 2017-08-09T01:03:39+00:00 August 26th, 2017|

Drug trafficking is a serious problem. It goes hand in hand with an assortment of detriments to society: increased rates of violence, higher taxpayer contributions for the justice system designed to combat it, more healthcare costs for the entire country, and of course a more heavily addicted population as a whole. And although we’re funded up to the hilt when it comes to fighting drug smuggling, the truth is our current approach simply isn’t working. No Signs of Slowing Down The drug trafficking business is certainly booming. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime [...]

What is Salvia and Can it be Abused?

By | 2017-10-04T23:24:35+00:00 August 4th, 2017|

Salvia is a drug that has become much more common in recent years. It seems as though there are always new drugs being introduced all over the world. It’s possible that Salvia has grown in popularity because so many celebrities currently use it. Salvia is legal in the United States. This causes most people to feel that it is perfectly harmless. In fact, Salvia might not be as harmless as it appears. If you have been using Salvia, it’s important to get the right information about this drug. What is Salvia? Salvia [...]

Risks of Dissociative Drugs like Phencyclidine (PCP)

By | 2017-08-01T16:02:44+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

What is PCP? Phencyclidine (PCP) was originally marketed as an anesthetic pharmaceutical. Parke, Davis and Company marketed it under the brand name Sernyl. It was used in clinical trials on humans as an anesthetic for surgeries. It was also used as an animal tranquilizer. At first, the medical industry thought of Phencyclidine was a miracle drug. It was an effective anesthesia that didn’t negatively affect the cardiovascular system. The medical industry found that it caused disturbing adverse side effects in humans. They allowed it to be used as an animal tranquilizer when it was rejected [...]

How Colleges Are Prepping for Overdose with NARCAN Nasal Spray

By | 2017-07-05T16:44:53+00:00 July 9th, 2017|

In a collaborative effort with one of the country’s largest health-focused foundations, the developer of NARCAN nasal spray, a medicine used to reverse opioid overdoses, is being distributed to colleges across the United States at no cost to the institutions. And given the current opioid epidemic that’s ravaging the country, it’s sure to be a powerful force in fighting opioid abuse. NARCAN Being Distributed for Free to Universities Across the Country A recent press release distributed by Adapt Pharma states that the they are currently expanding their efforts to make NARCAN nasal spray even more [...]

How Big Pharma is Paying Kickbacks to Opioid Recovery Advocacy Groups

By | 2017-07-07T22:47:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Why Big Pharma Donates Money to Opioid Advocacy Groups It raises questions when nonprofit opioid advocacy groups are being funded by pharmaceutical companies. These nonprofit organizations are set up as a way to protect patients’ rights. They also work hard to ensure patients get excellent care and treatment. There are many types of patient advocacy groups. However those who help addicted patients access opioid drugs for treatment are under speculation. New research has shown that many opiate advocacy groups are receiving funds from drug companies. This is a serious conflict of interest that must be [...]

Are We Really in the Middle of the Deadliest Drug Crisis Ever?

By | 2017-06-08T06:35:48+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

A deadly drug crisis has swept across the United States in recent years – is this a statement of fact or fiction? From Reefer Madness to laced Halloween candy, there have been many drug scares in the United States. Many of these crises have been overblown, hyped up by the media and over concerned parents. However, the reality is that we may really be in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis ever – it just may not look like what you would expect. Just as truth is stranger than fiction, reality may be more [...]

Marijuana Mommies – Changing the Face of Parenthood?

By | 2017-06-08T06:32:45+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” ~ Carl Sagan The rise of so-called marijuana mommies, a new trend both in parenting and on social media, may very well be changing the face of parenthood today. In the last several years, the social acceptability of marijuana use has been on the rise. Just this past year, four states legalized recreational use of marijuana. This raised the total number [...]

Overdoses and Fraud Within the Florida Model of Rehab

By | 2017-06-26T20:18:20+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Drug Overdoses and Insurance Fraud Within the Florida Drug Treatment Industry Drug overdoses, deaths, and insurance fraud are rampant within the Florida model of drug treatment facilities. The Florida Model of Drug Rehab When this model first came about, it was done with the best of intentions. The goal was to help patients function within a community, without relying on drugs to do so. In many, this involves sober living homes that offer a safe living environment. Prior to this, patients attend an inpatient drug detox center, and then go on to inpatient rehab. Once [...]

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