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By Guest Author On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Vague Science; How Drugs Like Oxycontin and Valium Can Lead to Addiction

Oxycontin and valium are prescription drugs that doctors prescribe for legitimate healthcare concerns. The pain reliever oxycontin provides relief for up to 12 hours. However, it contains a strong narcotic property More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Opioid epidemic: ‘Emergency department data can point to alarming increases in opioid overdoses’

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/geralt More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Rick Wilson remarks on MS-13, Stephen King ignorantly responds as though it’s a firearm

On Wednesday, anti-Trump Republican commentator Rick Wilson made a remark on social media about the violent MS-13 street gang which elicited a moronic response from leftist author Stephen King, who apparently believes More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Brooklyn: Father Joe Andrade, son Carlos Andrade overdose on opioids, stepping out for a ‘smoke’

A Brooklyn man and his adult son died of a double opioid overdose while celebrating a family birthday party Sunday, police said. The news broke of the pair, excusing themselves from an event, going out for a smoke. Carlos More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Making Sure You’re Getting the Right Treatment Plan for Your Medical Condition

Have you been recently diagnosed with a chronic illness or medical condition? Does part of your treatment plan include a prescription for a medication that could be habit forming? Medications such as these may be More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Is Prescription Painkillers the Answer to Heroin Addiction?

Everyone experiences pain at some point, and look for medical care. But pain is more than physical discomfort; it is also emotional, cognitive and potentially break the individual down if left unattended to; as More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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High Society: America’s Drug Abuse Problem

Imagine a disease that is so harmful, it’s killing 44 Americans a day; yet most of the people suffering from this disease aren’t receiving treatment. You’re likely thinking it’s heart disease or cancer, More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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Defective Prescription Drugs Result in Numerous Lawsuits

Who hasn’t had the experience of being prescribed medication from a doctor? Even the dentist can prescribe antibiotics and painkillers. When you’re told to take medications, you do it because you want to get More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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The US is currently facing one of the biggest epidemics in its history, and the problem probably isn’t what you think it is…

..It isn’t ISIS.. ..It isn’t Iran.. ..It isn’t even guns. In fact, this “epidemic” is responsible for more deaths every year than guns are. So what is it that is killing Americans in unprecedented numbers? More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 1st, 2015
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E-Prescribing’s Rapid Increase around the World

A new market report released by Persistence Market Research has indicated that the global e-prescribing market will reach an estimated value of around 888 million USD by 2019. This growth is driven by a number of More...

By Adam Lee On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Substance Abuse and Addiction: Global Issues

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a drug epidemic. From the rising popularity of prescription medications to an increased use of drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, rates More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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California doctor Daryl Westerback suspected of prescription drug crimes following second arrest

 A California doctor was arrested for the second time this year on suspicion of driving while under the influence of prescription medications. Dr. Daryl Westerback now also faces accusations of treating patients More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
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Lakeland Florida doctor Aaron Roush arrested for dealing prescription drugs

Lakeland Florida doctor Aaroon Roush was met by the Polk County Sheriff’s office on Thursday, then led away in handcuffs, charged with dealing prescription drugs. “This guy is a bad guy, this guy is More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 8th, 2012
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Maryland: Heroin overdose deaths up, prescription opioids overdose deaths down

Public domain photo/Psychonaught Newly released data from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that from Jan. to Jul. 2012, there was an increase in overdose deaths related to heroin coinciding More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
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Methadone involved in one-third of prescription painkiller overdose deaths:CDC

Although the narcotic pain-killer and maintenance anti-addictive drug, methadone  accounted for 2 percent of painkiller prescriptions in the United States in 2009, it was involved in more than 30 percent of prescription More...


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