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08-23   Mexican soldiers confiscate 140 pounds of fentanyl at the border

The officers of the Mexican Army’s Second Military Zone in northern Mexico seized an astonishing 140-pound consignment of fentanyl from a truck near a highway checkpoint close to the American border on Aug. 22, 2017. The soldiers said that the drug consignment comprised of bricks wrapped in plastic sheets and concealed in the insulated floor […]

08-22   Tackling opioid emergency: National e-prescribing of controlled substances bill filed

Things have already started falling into place after President Donald Trump recently declared the ongoing opioid mayhem in the country as a national emergency and a scourge. One important development in this field is the filing of the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act (EPCS) earlier this month, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Once the […]

08-16   Drug companies dole out over $46m to doctors for pushing their opioids, says study

Posted in Addiction, Opioid

Thousands of doctors have received lucrative kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing opioids rampantly, revealed a recent study by the Boston Medical Center. The study found that between 2013 and 2015, as many as 68,177 doctors received over $46 million in payments from drug companies. The researchers felt that it was important to establish a […]

08-11   Opioid crisis is an emergency, declares President Trump

Posted in Addiction, Opioid

President Donald Trump has finally declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, a proclamation that would bring the desired urgency to thwart it. An emergency would help states and federal agencies get additional resources and power to deal with the situation. They would experience renewed vigor in putting up a valiant fight against the opioid […]

07-14   US panel suggests preventive measures to contain rising opioid epidemic

Coordinated efforts are needed to check and reverse the harmful effects of the opioid epidemic ravaging the entire United States, a panel of experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) has said. The experts in their report titled “Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks […]

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