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09-26   FDA cracks down on 500 websites selling illegal prescription medicines

In an effort to curb the online availability of unapproved medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against over 500 websites allegedly involved in illegal sale of potentially dangerous prescription drugs. According to the FDA, these websites were selling unauthorized substitutes of prescription medicines, including opioids, injectable epinephrine products and antibiotics […]

09-18   Cocaine affects brain area linked to impulse and self-control, finds study

Sometimes certain people who are cocaine users become averse to the drug after years of abuse, however, they find it difficult to quit the addiction. The reason behind this has been unearthed by a new study, which revealed that cocaine abuse for a prolonged period severely affects the area of the brain that controls impulsivity […]

05-12   Roots of hepatitis C traced to opioid misuse and abuse, says CDC

Strict laws coupled with new strategies often force opioid users and abusers in the United States to switch to easily available drugs like heroin with the same high effect. The opioid epidemic has given rise to another problem – an increase in injection drug use, especially heroin. The transition to injecting heroin has also led […]

05-12   National Prescription Take Back Day sees DEA collect record amount of unused prescription drugs

Federal agencies and various other organizations are trying their best to tackle the opioid epidemic in the United States. Prescription opioids are no longer considered a panacea for problems like chronic pain because of their addictive properties. The fact that prolonged use of opioids can make one dependent on them shows the necessity of disposing […]

04-03   Alcohol Awareness Month: Family history of alcoholism associated with hangover memories

Alcoholism and its disastrous effects are a big problem in the United States. This is evident from the numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – roughly one in 10 deaths among adults, aged 20-64 years, occur due to unbridled drinking habit. To raise the level of awareness and understanding among […]

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