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Lack of medication fueling opioid epidemic inside America’s prisons

Lack of medication fueling opioid epidemic inside America’s prisons

04-16 | Rachael

The opioid crisis is a serious concern even inside jails and prisons. With nearly 1.5 million prisoners of the 2.3 million inmates in the prisons and jails of the United States meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) medical criteria for substance abuse, the correctional facilities have an increased […]

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Fentanyl testing kits can prevent overdose deaths, say researchers

Fentanyl testing kits can prevent overdose deaths, say researchers

03-12 | Rachael

The United States, reeling under an unprecedented prescription drug abuse, is working relentlessly to combat the soaring overdose deaths in the country. Although the federal authorities and agencies are formulating new laws and reforms to wipe out the health threat, they keep stumbling upon roadblocks on their path to success, with proliferation of synthetic drug […]

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Colorado hospitals’ pilot project to reduce opioid prescription raises new hopes

Colorado hospitals’ pilot project to reduce opioid prescription raises new hopes

02-28 | Rachael

Doing their bit to help curb the opioid epidemic, the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) launched a pilot across 10 emergency departments (ED) with the aim to reduce the number of opioids prescribed. The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot, which spanned a six-week period, followed doctors, nurses and pharmacists, who made a conscious effort to prescribe a […]

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Colorado plans to pardon people convicted of nonviolent marijuana crimes

Colorado plans to pardon people convicted of nonviolent marijuana crimes

02-23 | Rachael

Among various developments and changes witnessed in the United States, the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes has emerged as one of the biggest sensational measures. With a number of states legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, there has been a change in approach toward marijuana-related cases. Despite such a marked change, it […]

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Colorado’s 6 bills to fight opioid epidemic: Can Denver become first US city to have safe site for heroin users?

Colorado’s 6 bills to fight opioid epidemic: Can Denver become first US city to have safe site for heroin users?

01-29 | Rachael

As the entire United States reels under an unprecedented opioid epidemic, no state is immune to the crisis, Colorado being no exception. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription drugs and illicit opioids take one life in every 9 hours and 36 minutes in Colorado. Opioid addiction remains one of […]

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Analyzing unrelenting growth in opioid crisis

Analyzing unrelenting growth in opioid crisis

01-05 | Rachael

The past two decades have seen an escalation in opioid epidemic in the United States  due to aggressive marketing and over prescription of painkillers. Reportedly, the rate of prescription of painkillers has increased by manifold because of all kind of promotion and marketing strategies. The reputed manufacturers of painkillers often play down the life-threatening repercussions […]

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Marijuana abuse: A greater risk factor for cardiovascular diseases than smoking

Marijuana abuse: A greater risk factor for cardiovascular diseases than smoking

12-29 | Rachael

According to the book—Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years—the use of cannabis has been prevalent as far as 12,000 years ago. Thus, the cannabis plant figures among the humanity’s oldest cultivated crops. Cannabis is also known as marijuana and by several other street names, such as grass, pot, dope, weed, hash, joints, brew, hooch, Mary […]

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Marijuana associated with threefold risk of death from hypertension

Marijuana associated with threefold risk of death from hypertension

12-19 | Rachael

Though numerous studies have corroborated the thin line connecting cannabis with schizophrenia and psychosis, other afflictions associated with marijuana have received very less attention. Due to the increased focus on the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, the impact of marijuana on one’s physical health is often overlooked compared to other drugs.  Besides mental health, […]

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Exploring the legalities behind prescription of naloxone

Exploring the legalities behind prescription of naloxone

12-05 | Rachael

As the opioid overdose deaths in the United States continue to rise, the need to implement an emergency solution has become indispensable. Naloxone, an opioid overdose antagonist is the need of the hour.

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Gray death – a powerful and ominous opioid concoction

Gray death – a powerful and ominous opioid concoction

11-30 | Rachael

Year 2015 proved to be the worst year for drug overdose deaths in the United States. But only till the time 2016 data wasn’t released. As per the latest stats released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 64,000 Americans died due to drug overdoses in 2016, mostly from synthetic opioids […]

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