OPIOIDS

Ren in Opioids
February 5, 2019

Synthetic Opioids — The Drugs Responsible for Most of the Overdose Deaths in 2017

The U.S. struggles in the grip of an opioid crisis—perhaps the worst addiction epidemic that our nation has ever seen. And in the last few years, a new strain of opioids has entered the scene, creating a surge in the addiction crisis and a resulting spike in the death toll.

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Karen in Opioids
December 19, 2018

Dealers Add Fentanyl to Cocaine to “Make it Better, Make the Junkies Come Back Faster”

With powerful fentanyl being found in cocaine, methamphetamine, counterfeit pills and Spice, it’s a more life-threatening world in which to abuse drugs than ever before.

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Ren in Opioids
October 18, 2018

How Our Underestimation of Opioids Lead to an Epidemic

At this point, it is pretty clear to me that the United States of America is suffering from a crippling and extremely derisive opioid addiction epidemic. Sometimes, we have a hard time swallowing this bitter truth.

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Karen in Opioids
September 11, 2018

Doctor Focuses on Ethics to Determine Best Painkiller Prescribing Practices

When important changes occur, there’s a possibility of sudden pendulum-swing reactions to those changes. That’s what we’ve been seeing as doctors try to work out the right prescribing practices for opioids. Dr. Kevin Zacharoff moved the focus to medical ethics to teach doctors how to make better decisions.

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Sue Birkenshaw in Opioids
July 25, 2018

More Drugs May Not be the Answer to Opiate Addiction

Thirty years ago, opiate addiction had a very limited range. Most opiate addicts were simply using heroin. A few might be abusing morphine and in a few regions, addicts might have access to opium. In recent years, this landscape has changed entirely.

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Ren in Opioids
July 7, 2018

More Babies are Being Born Addicted to Opiates

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of U.S. babies born addicted to opioids has increased by more than three-hundred percent in the last fifteen years.

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Ren in Opioids
June 20, 2018

Facts About Heroin: What You Need to Know

Heroin. Just the name of the drug itself creates concern and perhaps a touch of morbidity in those who hear it. Heroin has been the bane of life for millions, one of the oldest and most deadly drugs still in use today.

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Karen in Opioids
April 4, 2018

Dental Association Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic, Guess They Finally Got the Memo

Another major national organization has just joined the fight against America’s opioid epidemic. The American Dental Association advised its members on the steps they should take so their patients are not exposed to opioid painkillers, reducing the chance of future addiction.

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Karen in Opioids
March 5, 2018

Would Taxing Opioids Solve Our Overdose Problem?

Everyone wants to combat the epidemic of opioid misuse that killed nearly 64,000 Americans in 2016. Is adding a tax to the price of each pill the right solution?

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Karen in Opioids
September 30, 2017

Who Should Control the Distribution of Pain Pills?

Recently, the drugstore chain CVS announced that it would limit the number of pain medication pills it would distribute. Should a drugstore be in control of the distribution of painkillers? Or doctors or parents? Narconon weighs in.

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