Category: Drug Addiction

Pain Management: 10 Ways to Treat Pain Without Opioids or Prescription Painkillers

Overprescribing prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Percocet and any other number of other opioid medications created an epidemic of addiction and overdoses that communities across the nation continue to battle. While health care experts and legislators search for a solution to the issue, others […]

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Medications: Naltrexone vs. Suboxone, New Study Reports Both Effective

In the midst of the opioid overdose epidemic, a new study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds both Suboxone and Naltrexone equally effective in treating addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. An estimated 300,000 people have died since 2001 as a […]

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CVS Health to Limit Painkillers in Response to National Opioid Crisis

In September, one of the country’s largest prescription providers, CVS Health, announced its plan to combat the epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 65,000 people died in 2016, largely because of prescription painkillers and fentanyl-laced heroin. To […]

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Did Congress Collude with Big Pharma to Keep Americans Addicted to Opioids?

The Trump Administration declared the crisis of opioid and heroin overdoses a national emergency in August this year. As it turns out, though, identifying an emergency doesn’t necessarily mean the government is quick to take any action. In fact, a Washington Post investigative report shows […]

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Opioid Crisis and the White House: A National Emergency of Mixed Messages

Earlier this month, President Trump announced plans to declare a national emergency in lieu of the nation’s crisis of opioid overdose deaths. According to a recent survey, opioid-related fatalities now kill 142 Americans every single day. Just two days earlier, however, on August 8, Trump […]

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