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10-17   Opioid emergency to be announced next week, says Trump

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President Donald Trump on Oct.16, 2017, said that he would declare a national opioid emergency in the following week to combat the deadly crisis, which is ravaging the entire country. “We are going to have a major announcement, probably next week, on the drug crisis and on the opioid massive problem and I want to […]


10-06   Las Vegas shooter was on anti-anxiety medicine in June, say reports

Posted in Addiction, Opioid, Treatment

As the country is still trying to come to grips with the tragedy in the wake of the Sunday’s dastardly mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left 58 dead and hundreds injured, it has now emerged that the perpetrator’s mental state could also be behind the act. Conjectures are rife as to what led Stephen […]


09-20   Opioid overdose cuts down life expectancy of Americans by 2.5 months

Posted in Addiction, Opioid, Treatment

The opioid epidemic is not only killing thousands of people each year in the United States but is also harming its population silently. According to a study published in the journal JAMA, opioids are also reducing the overall life span of Americans by two-and-a-half months. Opioids, including prescription painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone, as well […]


09-19   AGs of states urge insurers to promote non-opioid treatment options

Posted in Addiction, Opioid

Looking at the opioid epidemic in the United States, Attorneys general (AG) from several U.S. states came together and urged health insurers on September 18, 2017, to promote pain treatment through means other than opioid painkillers. Opioid addiction and subsequent overdoses continue to kill thousands of people every year in the U.S. AGs from 35 […]


09-18   Republican senators make a last attempt to repeal Obamacare

Many people are of the view that the repeal of Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare is all over, and it is a time to rejoice for anti-repeal activists. However, scratch that, it is not finished yet. A new wave is sweeping the White House at the moment, where Republican senators are trying to revive […]


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