In some ways, it’s the toughest environment ever in which to raise children. Sure, there were more deadly diseases before antibiotics and clean water. But in earlier times, there weren’t as many ways to lose your children to drugs or alcohol.
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?
Why has the Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than nine million pounds of unneeded drugs in the last 14 years? Are Americans really being over-drugged?
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.
A new analysis of prescribing patterns for opioid painkillers revealed that three-quarters of these pills go to just 10% of patients. Might a careful analysis of the needs of this small group help curb overprescribing?
In the last few years, the massive role pharmaceutical companies played in increasing the U.S. rate of addiction has been revealed. Is it time to hold these huge corporations responsible for their misdeeds?
At one time, it was primarily the young who struggled with drug use and addiction. That pattern no longer exists. New information reveals that more middle-aged Americans are continually being added to the rolls of the addicted.
While it’s true that addiction is not restricted to any particular social, economic or cultural groups, a study of those who have overdosed could provide a description of those most at risk for this fate.