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  • More Fatal Overdoses Caused by Fentanyl Than Prescription Opioids
    More Fatal Overdoses Caused by Fentanyl Than Prescription Opioids

    The opioid epidemic is a nationwide problem that claims tens of thousands of American lives each year. While prescription painkillers have been on the radar for their addictive qualities and ...

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  • Opioid Overdoses Still Rising, ER Doctors Play Integral Role in Stopping It
    Opioid Overdoses Still Rising, ER Doctors Play Integral Role in Stopping It

    The opioid crisis is still worsening across the country, according to recent sets of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. Between the end of 2016 and the same time period in 2017, ...

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  • Updated Opioid Overdose Statistics Reveal Epidemic Has Worsened
    Updated Opioid Overdose Statistics Reveal Epidemic Has Worsened

    For a while, it seemed that opioid-related overdoses and fatalities were starting to level out, even reducing slightly in some regions. However, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...

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  • The Benzo Drug Epidemic You Know About But Don't Hear About
    The Benzo Drug Epidemic You Know About But Don't Hear About

    Benzodiazepine drugs – usually called just benzos – are mostly psychotropic prescription drugs used to alleviate the worst symptoms of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Valium and Xanax are probably ...

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  • New Drug Shows Promise for Pain Relief without Risks of Addiction
    New Drug Shows Promise for Pain Relief without Risks of Addiction

    One of the most difficult parts of the opioid crisis has been the fact that so many people have become dependent on the drugs, even when taken as prescribed. As a result, countless people went on to ...

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  • Prescription Painkiller Users Now Outnumber Tobacco Users
    Prescription Painkiller Users Now Outnumber Tobacco Users

    Cigarettes used to be one of the most commonly abused substances in the United States. However, a recent survey shows that 38% of Americans used prescription painkillers in the past year, while 31% ...

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