OPIOID CRISIS

Ren in Opioid Crisis
January 6, 2019

Senior Citizens: The Silent Generation’s Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

Apparently, the silent generation has lived up to their name in more ways than one. Not only was this the generation that worked hard, kept to themselves and stayed quiet, but this is also the generation that to this day is staying quiet about the fact that they are being doped up on highly addictive and mind-altering opioid pain reliever pharmaceutical drugs.

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Karen in Opioid Crisis
January 4, 2019

Overdose Deaths Decline: Does This Mean We Are Successfully Fighting This Problem?

Starting in late 2017, the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have finally begun to decline after decades of increases. But the reasons why might indicate that we are not actually getting to the root of this problem but only coping better with the symptoms.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
December 16, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic at a Glance

It seems that every time I turn on the TV, check my social media, or open a news tab, I’m assailed with horror stories of our nation’s opioid epidemic. I’ve watched lives get torn apart from opioids…

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
November 12, 2018

Fentanyl, the FDA, and How a Cancer Drug Became the Most Lethal Drug in America

Everyone loves a good conspiracy. Or, we like to think that we do, but we all know that life would be a whole lot better if the conspiracies never happened in the first place. The drama and the subterfuge might be interesting at first, but it always comes at a cost.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
November 5, 2018

Help from the Medical Industry—Some Hospitals and Doctors Now Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

The United States is struggling with a powerful addiction epidemic, a crippling health crisis revolving around drugs and alcohol. Is this a new problem? Not really.Addiction has been around for thousands of years. Maybe longer. But is this a new level of severity of the same old problem? Yes indeed.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
November 2, 2018

How Hospitals Might Prevent Patients from Becoming Addicts

Let’s take a moment, let’s gird our loins, and let’s talk about something that many of us probably don’t even want to think about, much less discuss.

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Matt in Opioid Crisis
November 2, 2018

The Shocking Truth About America's Opioid Use

Recently, I was editing an article about the opioid epidemic and I read a statistic that seemed quite salient to the discussion at hand. It seemed to illustrate the problem in a clear easy to understand fashion that anyone could understand.

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Karen in Opioid Crisis
October 31, 2018

How Many Americans are REALLY Addicted to Opioids?

It’s no secret that America suffers from its highest-ever level of dependence on prescription and illicit opioids. But are we thinking with the right number for how many people are affected by this problem? One expert thinks we should double our estimates. We’ll tell you why.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
October 27, 2018

Drug Trafficking from China—A New Look at a New Drug Threat

The American people face a new threat in the drug scene, yet another development in the constantly growing and expanding drug problem of the 21st-century. After decades of contending with illegal drug trafficking from Mexico and other South and Central American countries, the U.S. must now address drug trafficking from overseas as well.

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Ren in Opioid Crisis
September 21, 2018

Are Opioid Prescribing Trends Finally Reducing?

The United States is in the midst of struggling with its worst pharmaceutical drug addiction epidemic to date. Pharmaceuticals have been in use for decades, but only in the last fifteen to twenty years have manufacturers significantly increased the production of addictive pharmaceutical drugs.

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