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Ren in Drug-Related News
November 5, 2019

Research Reveals Opiate Pain Meds Not Effective for Long—Term Pain Management

Painkillers have become a subject of growing controversy. The news is full of headlines decrying the pharmaceutical industry for producing opiate pain relievers that cause more harm than good. We hear stories of millions of Americans who took painkillers for pain but who ended up hopeless addicts to the very drugs which were supposed to help them.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
November 3, 2019

Drug Use in the Food and Beverage Industry Under Scrutiny

In a nation where our drug problem grows by the year, we’re starting to see drug use and alcohol misuse crop up in businesses. Entire industries have been affected. We hear about office accidents, workplace injuries, falls, and so on, often caused by intoxication.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
September 11, 2019

The Importance of Informed Consent in Opioid Drug Prescribing

Who doesn’t want to make informed decisions? Have you ever paid for a product or service on a whim and then regretted it after finding out the product or service wasn’t really what you wanted? You probably would not have made the purchase had you been more informed on what you were buying.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
September 3, 2019

Opiate Addiction and Cocaine—How the Two Are Connected

U.S. News ran a story on August 8th, 2019 titled, “Lethal Deception: Deaths From Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl on the Rise.” The article talked about how cocaine misuse is on its way up and how that has had a direct effect on increasing drug-overdose deaths.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
February 26, 2019

Increase in Pet Painkiller Prescriptions Could Indicate More Owner Misuse

Because of a significant increase in painkiller prescriptions to pet owners, veterinarians are being warned to watch for some owners who might be consuming these drugs instead of giving them to their pets.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
December 31, 2018

Drug Makers Receive Patent for Drugs to Treat Addiction

In a recent news piece from CBS News, one of the top pharmaceutical companies for opioid pain reliever production, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, has now received a patent for making a drug that is advertised as being able to treat opioid addiction.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
December 27, 2018

Dentists: An Unexpected Source of Opioid Misuse and Addiction

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a teenage or young adult child. You’re told by your child’s dentist that his (or her) wisdom teeth are going to be a problem and they need to be removed. Dutifully, you make one or more appointments for the extractions.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
December 25, 2018

Adderall—Controversial Medicine, Addictive Drug, and Twin Brother to Methamphetamine

The truth about opioid pain reliever drugs and their stark similarities to heroin and other illegal street opioids is more than well known. But what about the common amphetamine drug Adderall?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
August 8, 2018

Fentanyl Strips—What They Are and Why States are Considering Using Them

There are few at this point who are not cognizant of the truly terrible opioid epidemic that our nation is currently stuck in. This has been an all-encompassing, encroaching, and a pretty vivid problem that has affected all fifty states.

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Ren in Drug-Related News
August 7, 2018

New Information Draws a Distinct Relationship Between Meth and Suicide

No one likes to confront the existence of an addiction amongst their family members or loved ones. But sadly, given the current drug scene in modern-day America, that is exactly what many American families are having to do.

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