Over 47 million doses of prescription Opioids have been stolen and 67% of the time doctors and nurses have committed the offense of stealing from hospitals.
The largest one-year drop in prescription Opioid (like Vicodin and Oxycodone) use was recorded in 2018. Fentanyl- and Tramadol-type overdoses soar higher.
As Afghanistan produces record numbers of Opium and Heroin, the American military carried out over 200 strikes as a part of operation "Iron Tempest."
Chinese officials declare that all variants of the deadly synthetic opioid Fentanyl will be considered controlled substances effective May 1st.
Purdue Pharma will pay a $270M settlement in Opioid lawsuit brought by the Oklahoma attorney general for claims of fasely marketing the addictive drug.
Seven states have passed legislation to require physicians to co-prescribe Opioid-reversal drugs with Opioid prescriptions in effort to reduce overdoses.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter targets Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin" of pharmaceutical manufactures in the current U.S. Opioid crisis.
Yale experts design app to help people battling Opioid addiction to better manage their Buprenorphine medication schedule and withdrawal symptoms.
Opioid painkillers issued in the UK will soon have to carry a prominent warning on their label about the risk of addiction in an effort by Health Secretary.
CDC Links Kratom to At Least 91 Fatal Overdoses A recent report on state overdose data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that Kratom was a cause of death in at least 91 overdoses between 2016 and 2017. A total of 152 of the overdose victims tested positive for Kratom at … Continued
Mayo Clinic Investigates: Is Tramadol Safe? According to new research performed by Mayo Clinic, the historically “safer” synthetic Opioid Tramadol poses the same high risk for prolonged use, just like any of the other most common prescription Opioid medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currently classifies Tramadol as a Schedule IV drug, which means it’s considered … Continued
Fentanyl and OxyContin Fuel Demand for Stolen Prescriptions As huge corporations continue to face legal repercussions in federal court for their role in the Opioid Crisis, doctors and nurses are being punished in criminal courts for stealing prescription Opioids. In another instance of medical malpractice, 19 patients were infected by medical technician Kristen Parker after … Continued
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Can Opioid Addiction Negatively Affect Sleep Habits? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), individuals that have a Substance Use Disorder are 5 to 10 times more likely to also have a co-morbid sleep disorder. Long-term substance abuse physically changes the brain’s sleep architecture, disrupting both sleep patterns and quality. This causes people … Continued
The Root of the Problem That Current Opioid Lawsuits Missed On Thursday, May 2, five defendants from the Insys Therapeutics pharmaceutics company were found guilty of racketeering in Boston. The federal jury returned its verdict 15 days after deliberation began, but eventually convicted founder John Kapoor as well as four co-defendants from Insys. US attorney … Continued
Foster Care Numbers, Opioid Addiction on the Rise The number of children in foster care is steadily increasing in America. The American Psychological Association reported a 10% of a national increase in children admitted to foster care between 2013 to 2016. This indicated worrisome trends directly related to neglect via drug abuse by a parent. … Continued