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Prescription Pill Addiction Now Reaching Epidemic Levels

ACIP Passes “Permissive” Recommendation for MeningB Vaccine for Young Adults Photo Credit: James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

By Percy Menzies, Guest Columnist  The two most contagious factors linked to addiction are accessibility of  the drug and price. If there is easy access to the drug (and this includes  alcohol), the number of people exposed is going to increase and a higher  number will become addicted.  Every single epidemic has followed this principle. Let’s look at the  present problem in the U.S. with the abuse and addiction to prescription  opioids.  For decades access to prescription opioids was…

Why Opioid Addiction Treatment Often Fails

Prescription Drug Overdoses: How Reliable is the Research?

Drug deaths have surged in nearly every U.S. county, reaching a new peak in 2014.

How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Rippled Across America

Drug deaths have surged in nearly every U. county, reaching a new peak in

People think that prescription drugs are safe, a doctor prescribed them right....prescription drugs like OxyContin are just addictive they are also deadly. They have claimed the lives of many, including some celebs like Heath Ledger and DJ AM.

Oxycontin is a Prescription Drug that has become one of the most abused legally obtainable drugs in the US. The addictive substance in Oxycontin is called oxycodone, which is an opiate pulled from poppy plants.

Gov. Scott directs statewide public emergency for opioid epidemic

Scott directs statewide public emergency for opioid epidemic

In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate A...

Move trailer for "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict." This documentary was released by the FBI and DEA in an effort to combat the growing epid.

As labor markets tighten, employers are having a harder time finding applicants free of drugs, especially marijuana.

Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

The rising death rates for young white adults, ages 25 to make them the first generation since the Vietnam War years to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than the previous generation.

Big pharma continues to dole out gifts to doctors as lavish as cars and televisions and to pay for international trips. Rupali Mukherjee asks whether India’s moves to regulate some types of pharma marketing will improve the situation . . .

Big pharma continues to dole out gifts to doctors as lavish as cars and televisions and to pay for international trips. Rupali Mukherjee asks whether India’s moves to regulate some types of pharma marketing will improve the situation .

Pelikan's Balsam for Lungs.

Balsam for Lungs with Alcohol, Heroin and Chloroform vintage medicine label. It would repress the coughing but in someone with pneumonia it possibly could have been fatal.

By Pat Anson, Editor  Suicidal patients. Illegal drug use. Hoarding of pain pills. Pharmacists  refusing to fill prescriptions. Doctors worried about going to jail.  Chronic pain going untreated.  Those are some of the many problems uncovered in a PNN survey of nearly  3,400 pain patients, do

Should CDC’s Opioid Guidelines Be Revised?

Utah Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Data Errors, Research Misconduct as CDC Report Releases U. Autism Rate of

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