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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix

Alcohol and Many Rx Drugs Do Not Mix “I’m often asked whether it’s safe to mix alcohol with Rx (prescription) drugs and my answer is that you have to use common sense,” says Dr. Gregory Smith, said a noted pain management specialist. “No one should ever drink large amounts of alcohol when taking prescription medications […]

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 […]