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A Healthy and Necessary Discussion: Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose
A Healthy and Necessary Discussion: Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose

It was with great sadness that we lost Tom Petty last October and the latest report from the coroner demonstrates that there needs to be continued research into pain management that is not also potentially life-threatening. Ever since Tom Petty suddenly passed away last ...

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Blog posts in January

  • 25 Percent of People Prescribed Opiates for an Extended Period of Time Suffer from Addiction

    While prescription painkillers used to be reserved for the most severe cases, the massive spike in sales of opiates since the late 1990’s has led to a ...

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  • Opiate Prescriptions Skyrocket While Reported Pain Remains the Same

    Opiates are among the most powerful drugs doctors have in their arsenal to combat injuries and illnesses. While potentially life-saving, misuse of ...

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  • Almost Half of Heroin Users Also Struggle With Prescription Painkillers

    Heroin is often used as the poster child for addiction, but the vast majority of users found their introduction to drug use through another substance. ...

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  • Heroin Deaths Skyrocket in the Early 2000's

    Heroin use has always been a serious issue in the United States and across the world, but recent reports show that more people than ever are dying ...

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  • The Cost of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Drug and alcohol abuse put the lives of countless people in the United States at risk every single day, but the damages go beyond what’s being done to ...

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  • New FDA rules: No codeine or hydrocodone under 18

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is tightening restrictions on prescription cough and cold products containing codeine or hydrocodone to ...

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  • New Addictions Far Outstrip MAT

    If you have harbored any doubt that America's doctors may be prescribing too many opioids, a study by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has found that ...

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  • New studies support claims that surgeons prescribe too many opioids

    Has your surgeon prescribed more opioids than you really needed after a stay in hospital for an operation? If so, you’ve got a lot of company. A ...

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  • Good News: Illicit Drug Use Trending Down Among Kids

    Good news about drug use among America’s kids! Illicit drug use among 8 th , 10 th and 12 th graders across the country is holding steady at the ...

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