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Painkiller Prescription Monitoring: More Harm Than Good?



You might remember last week when we talked about the severity of the opioid epidemic. More than 33,000 overdose deaths a year is enough evidence that the opioid addiction epidemic is not over, far from it. In nearly every state, similar-looking laws have started to appear that allow health professionals to see if a patient […]

Opioids, Restrictions on Prescriptions, and a Medical Field in Uproar



If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that the opioid epidemic is a major problem in the US, and that many people who abuse opioids often end up in the arms of heroin. However, the story doesn’t end there. The effects that heroin and opioid addiction is having on the nation is starting to show […]

2015 Drug Overdose Statistics Are Staggering



According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths have increased 137% since 2000. More than 50,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2015. That’s up 5,000 from the previous year. Which states have the highest drug overdose death rates?

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Opioid Painkillers Make Pain Worse: The Drug That Lies



Prescription painkillers make your pain worse, especially if you take them for an extended period. The medical community has recognized that opioids can cause abnormal pain sensitivity: opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Read my detective story about how I saved myself and reduced my pain level by throwing away my opioids. It might save you too.

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