US Drug Overdose Deaths Spike

US Drug Overdose Deaths Spike

US Drug Overdose Deaths Spike Opioids are highly addictive. More than 2 million Americans now have an “opioid disorder.” Experts agree that the boom in Rx (prescription) painkillers triggered the rash of deaths from opioids in the United States today. A study published in April concluded that new medical marijuana laws reduced hospitalizations for opioid […]

Opioid Addicts Seen Taking Vet-Issued Pain Meds

Opioid Addicts Seen Taking Vet-Issued Pain Meds

Opioid Addicts  Seen Taking Vet-Issued Pain Meds Opioid addicts are taking their pets’ Rx (prescription) painkillers, veterinarians say. The problem has become so profound that some states are taking action to prevent pill-popping pet-owners from using their dog and cat companions as enablers. Veterinarians do not usually prescribe common narcotic opioids, like oxycodone and fentanyl. […]

The New Face of the Medical Marijuana Industry

The New Face of the Medical Marijuana Industry

The New Face of the Medical Marijuana Industry $POTN “This is an exciting time to be on the forefront of the CBD revolution” “A dramatic reversal in the perception of Cannabis comes as more research is done on its benefits” “A Presidential Commission calls for a Declaration of National Emergency to address opioid addiction.” “Non […]

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization of […]

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths $POTN Now more and more patients are Opting for CBD instead of Rx pain medications. A growing number of Americans are needing IC (intensive care) for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a US study revealed Wednesday. Opioid-related overdose deaths […]

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think $POTN The opioid crisis is getting a lot of attention now, but the highly-addictive Rx (prescription medications) are not the only class of pain relievers causing serious health problems in the US. “The opioid crisis is an emergency — and I’m saying officially right now it’s […]

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History

Rx Painkillers & Heroin Led to the Worst Drug Addiction Crisis in US History Expert scientists says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful painkillers have, not only on patients, but also on families, crime and the demand for […]

Oklahoma’s AG Filed Suit Against Opioid Drug Makers

Oklahoma’s AG Filed Suit Against Opioid Drug Makers

Oklahoma’s AG Filed Suit Against Opioid Drug Makers $JNJ, $TEVA, $AGN Friday, Oklahoma became the 4th state to accuse drug makers of misrepresenting the risks of opioid pain medications, saying they engaged in deceptive marketing that helped fuel an addiction epidemic. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a lawsuit in Cleveland County District Court against […]

Drug Overdoses are a Leading Cause of Death in the US

Drug Overdoses are a Leading Cause of Death in the US

Drug Overdoses are a Leading Cause of Death in the US Opioid addiction and accidental overdoses are now taking a huge toll. According to US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 anni. In Y 2015, more than 52,000 Americans died from some form […]

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction? $ENDP Last Thursday, the FDA took an unprecedented step in an attempt to curb America’s opioid abuse crisis, but that does not yet mean that medical grade marijuana will be more seriously considered as an alternative to the highly addictive and deadly heroin like Rx drugs. […]

FDA Asked a Drug-maker to Remove Opioid Painkiller from Market

FDA Asked a Drug-maker to Remove Opioid Painkiller from Market

FDA Asked a Drug-maker to Remove Opioid Painkiller from Market $ENDP US regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it. The US Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ENDP) to stop selling its reformulated, extended-release painkiller, Opana ER, after concluding […]

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders US AG Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama Era policies that will send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from […]

Opioid Addiction is America’s Public Health Challenge

Opioid Addiction is America’s Public Health Challenge

Opioid Addiction is America’s Public Health Challenge The medical Doctor nominated to head the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Senators last Wednesday that his 1st priority would be tackling the opioid crisis, and he pledged that science will prevail at the agency despite his extensive financial ties to medical companies it regulates. But […]

NJ Gov. Christie to Helm Opioid Addiction Commission

NJ Gov. Christie to Helm Opioid Addiction Commission

NJ Gov. Christie to Helm Opioid Addiction Commission New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will join with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, in an initiative to combat the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic.” “Jared and I have worked incredibly well on this issue and, by the way, on a whole bunch of other […]

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest $GWPH, $INSY, $CARA, $MON, $ADM Marijuana legalization in the USA has brought keen interest among investors seeking to profit from a growing and very valuable cash crop. The states of California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana have approved measures to allow the Medical […]

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike in the USA

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike in the USA

Drug Overdose Deaths Spike in the USA Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33% in the past 5 years across the USA, with some states seeing spikes of almost 200%. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 states saw increases in overdose deaths resulting from the abuse of heroin […]

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident Today, more Americans use RX opioids than smoke cigarettes. Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine also kill more Americans than automobile accidents annually. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, lied to doctors and patients, convincing them that OxyContin, a narcotic pain killer was safe and non-addictive […]

Congress Allocates $1-B to Fight Opioid Crisis

Congress Allocates $1-B to Fight Opioid Crisis

Congress Allocates $1-B to Fight Opioid  Crisis Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is against it, saying it is “political cover for huge giveaways to giant drug companies.” Congress is close to passing a bill that would include a provision allocating $1-B to address the opioid epidemic. But that effort could still be upended by last-minute concerns […]

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana In what is generally viewed as a negative development for the legal Marijuana market, US President Elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Senstor Sessions is an outspoken critic of marijuana legalization who […]

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic In Y 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year on record. Over 60% of these deaths involved opioids. These powerful medications are often prescribed to people for chronic pain relief, although they often fail to provide relief. Where they do excel is in causing […]

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction Many of us believe that Big Pharma must be held accountable for this dangerous opioid trend, especially since several have been caught lying about the benefits and risks of their drugs. As noted by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), the drug industry has “fostered the opioid addiction epidemic” in several […]

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The California legislature gets down to business, MM expansion bills become law in Colorado and Vermont, a “poison pill” California initiative fails to make the ballot, and more.  California Last Wednesday, the Senate approved a medical marijuana sales tax. The Senate Wednesday approved a bill imposing a 15% sales tax on medical […]

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic. OxyContin became a blockbuster drug mainly through misleading claims, claims Purdue Pharma knew were false from the very beginning. The basic promise was that it provided pain relief for a full 12 hours, 2X as long […]