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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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Taking drugs during pregnancy harms unborn babies

Taking drugs during pregnancy harms unborn babies

11-15 | Rachael

Every time a person abuses illicit drugs, he or she increases his or her risk of developing serious physical and psychological damages. Additionally, illicit drugs are known for causing numerous cracks and breaks in families, communities, etc. Depending on one’s age, gender, etc., the repercussions of drug abuse are different. Drugs can turn a person’s […]

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Correction method developed to determine the truer picture of opioid overdose deaths

Correction method developed to determine the truer picture of opioid overdose deaths

11-03 | Rachael

More than six out of ten drug overdose deaths involve an opioid in the United States. As the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has increased four times since 1999, more than half a million people have died due to drug overdose between 2000 and 2015. On an average, 91 Americans die every day due […]

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Drugs enhance novel experience of music by multiplying the effects

Drugs enhance novel experience of music by multiplying the effects

10-25 | Rachael

The prevalence of drugs in music festivals is widely popular phenomenon. A bevy of musicians across the world use drugs to ease the pressure and deliver never-experienced-before kind of performance. The fusion of music, breathtaking composition and drugs is considered quite hip among youngsters. As a result, drugs like 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), marijuana, etc. have dominated […]

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Understanding reasons behind underutilization of drugs approved for opioid addiction treatment

Understanding reasons behind underutilization of drugs approved for opioid addiction treatment

10-12 | Rachael

Opioid abuse and addiction is a serious global problem that negatively affects people’s health and damages the socio-economic fabric of the society. In 2014, nearly 2 million Americans were estimated to be dependent or to have abused prescription opioids. Apparently, the increase in the rate of prescription drug abuse has been primarily attributed to increased […]

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How harmful is hashish?

How harmful is hashish?

09-29 | Rachael

Marijuana, one of the most widely used illicit drugs in the world, has caused a global outcry by affecting almost 147 million adults consuming the drug around the world. Despite the growing rate of disorders associated with cannabis use and the number of individuals seeking treatment for them, there has been little or no improvement […]

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