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 […]