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Why the DARE Program Ultimately Fails 17 Apr 2018

Why the DARE Program Ultimately Fails

Pretty much everyone born after the 80’s can recall gathering in their middle school gymnasiums and auditoriums to sit through the DARE program presentations. Most of the people who are now in their twenties and thirties look back on the…

Congress Adds $3 Billion to Fight Opioid Epidemic But Is It Enough? 2 Apr 2018

Congress Adds $3 Billion to Fight Opioid Epidemic But Is It Enough?

There has been a lot of awareness about the opioid crisis in the United States and around the world, and it has definitely gotten the attention of the White House. After the announcement of the opioid crisis being a National…

Breakthrough Brings Doctors Step Closer to Opioid Alternative 8 Mar 2018

Breakthrough Brings Doctors Step Closer to Opioid Alternative

In the year 2016, the opioid epidemic took the lives of over 60,000 Americans alone, and the death toll shows no sign of stopping. However, in the last two months, a group of scientists has reported finding a potential opioid…

Kellyanne Conway’s Drug Cabinet Sidelines Drug Czar 7 Mar 2018

Kellyanne Conway’s Drug Cabinet Sidelines Drug Czar

After the announcement of the opioid epidemic being a National Health Emergency just last November, the Trump Administration’s Opioid Cabinet seems to have all but disappeared. The sole representative who is the face of this new proposed “takedown” of the…

Oxycontin Maker to Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors 5 Mar 2018

Oxycontin Maker to Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors

In the wake of massive onslaughts on big pharmaceutical companies and their promotions of dangerous opioid drugs, Purdue Pharma has announced massive sales force cuts and the end of promoting Oxycontin to doctors and medical professionals. The Death Toll In…

Walmart Giving Away At-Home Opioids Disposal Kits 26 Feb 2018

Walmart Giving Away At-Home Opioids Disposal Kits

According to a 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 53% of people who misused opioids, got them from a family member or friend. Walmart has recently made an announcement that they will be providing FREE opioid disposal…

Investigation Finds Opioids Easily Sold Through Mail 19 Feb 2018

Investigation Finds Opioids Easily Sold Through Mail

A recent congressional investigation discovered that not only are dangerous opioids and synthetic opioids being sold through the mail, but they are also slipping past the borders through simple mail packages, and the United States Postal Service doesn’t seem to…

Study Finds More U.S Children Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders than Previously Believed 15 Feb 2018

Study Finds More U.S Children Have Fetal Alcohol Disorders than Previously Believed

Some schools of thought tell pregnant mothers that having a glass or two of wine every now and then during pregnancy is fine, and can actually be healthy for the baby. But how much is too much? A new study…

FL State Attorney Says Governor’s Opioid Crisis Budget Isn’t Enough 14 Feb 2018

FL State Attorney Says Governor’s Opioid Crisis Budget Isn’t Enough

States around the country are still reeling from the total number of overdose death counts from 2017. After the Trump Administration released the announcement that the US was currently experiencing a National Health Emergency in regards to the opioid epidemic,…

Life Expectancy Down for the Second Year in a Row 22 Jan 2018

Life Expectancy Down for the Second Year in a Row

For the first time in 50 years, the average life expectancy rate has gone down in the United States. The root cause? The Opioid Epidemic. The Facts The last time the American life expectancy rate took a dive was in…

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