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By Guest Author On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Opioid Use In Oil Field Injuries Reaches Epidemic Proportions

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest statistics about opioid use in the workplace. The cases of opioid overdose in the US has reached epidemic proportions. The issue isn’t More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Why More Americans Are Turning to Herbal Medicine

As Americans continue to find alternative methods of improving their health concerns, some feel that visiting a doctor and receiving a prescription just isn’t enough. This is especially true with the skyrocketing 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 Guest Author On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
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Generic Drug Makers Like Apotex Continue to Bring Competition to Marketplace

There has been a lot of news recently regarding drug pricing and access to affordable medications. From rising drug costs in the United States to a demand for increased prescription funding programs for seniors 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 Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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How Illicit Drug Use Has Grown In America Over The Past 44 Years

“America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse,” said Richard Nixon on June 17, 1971. “In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.” This More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Foster Care System Sees Influx Due To Rising Heroin Addiction

An alarming rate of heroin use has swept across the United States and the consequences are devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heroin addiction has almost tripled among young More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Police Scam Tourists in Thailand Under Pretence of Drug Testing

Bangkok, Thailand. Police are persistently harassing Western visitors in what is claimed to be an effort to crack down on illegal drug use. Tourists and expats are now being regularly stopped by Bangkok police then More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Pope Francis speaks against legalization of marijuana, narcotics saying ‘addiction is an evil’

Pope Francis spoke out against the legalization of recreational drugs at a drug enforcement conference in Rome. The Holy Seestated his opinion that drugs “are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Targeting IV drug users the key to controlling the spread of Hepatitis C: study

Newly published research suggests that the key to controlling the spread of slower spreading diseases like Hepatitis C and similar viruses is the early diagnosis and treatment of intravenous drug users, or as they More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, October 11th, 2010
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Princess Leia was snorting cocaine during the ‘Empire Strikes Back’

The Princess Leia actress, now 53, said her life had been defined by addiction, with stints in psychiatric hospitals and rehab clinics – even accident and emergency with an overdose. “We did cocaine More...


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