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FDA Requests Popular Opioid Be Taken Off The Market

In an unprecedented move, the US Food and Drug Administration has made a request for Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove the powerful opioid painkiller, Opana ER, from the market. This is the first time they have ever made a formal request that an opioid be taken off the market stating that the risk now outweighs the…

Ohio Police Officer Overdoses on Fentanyl During Drug-Involved Call

Ohio officer, Chris Green, had a brush with the dangerous opioid fentanyl when the drug was absorbed through his skin. He overdosed on Friday night and had to be revived with not one but four doses of Narcan, the life-saving overdose reversal medication. Green and another officer were responding to what was thought to be…

What Exactly is Fentanyl and Why It Is So Dangerous?

Prince, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cory Monteith – all names that are synonymous with fame, fortune, and – unfortunately – overdoses. A new dangerously powerful prescription drug called fentanyl is sweeping the country and claiming lives. Everyone is talking about it but, really, what is fentanyl and what makes it so dangerous?

Prescription Drug Abuse Oxycontin Fuels Addiction Epidemic

If you’ve ever had major surgery or chronic pain you know the reality of having to rely on pain medication. You take your medication on time, sometimes even having to watch the clock, waiting anxiously for the next time you can take another. Just so you can feel okay.

Are Supervised Injection Sites An Effective Approach?

What if there were one thing that could save the thousands of people from the heroin epidemic that is currently sweeping the nation? A silver bullet. A cure for addiction. Whatever you call it, mayor of Ithaca, New York, Svante Myrick, believes that he has the answer to this problem.