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By Guest Author On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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A Holistic Way to Approach Chronic Pain

Waking up with small twinges of aches and pains is a common occurrence for many adults. Rolling out of bed with sore muscles or even minor arthritis might be bothersome, but it doesn’t tend to hinder your More...

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 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 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 Brandon Jones On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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The Signs and Side Effects of Vicodin Abuse

The Signs and Side Effects of Vicodin Abuse Vicodin is a commonly prescribed and used painkiller. It is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It can be highly addictive and damaging to the body. Often 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 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 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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