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 […]

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers

A National Emergency, 33% of Americans on Rx Painkillers One in 3 (33%) Americans take Rx (prescription) painkillers, a new survey showed Monday, this is a startling statistic unveiled the same day a Presidential Opioid Commission called for the declaration of a “National Emergency.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 91.8-M Americans used […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]