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By: Admin On: 03-25-2016 Category: Opioids Comment: 0
The United States is facing a major crisis with the number of deaths attributed to opioid overdoses skyrocketing in the past few years. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in January 2016, 28,000 opioid-related deaths were recorded in 2014. Keeping the above […]
America’s one of the largest pharmacy retailers – CVS Pharmacy – in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (DOH), started selling opioid antidote naloxone to customers without a prescription in January 2016. The development comes more than a year after New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo legalized over-the-counter sale of naloxone in […]
National Public Radio (NPR) reports that one-third of their drug abuse hospitalizations in Oregon are opioid-related. However, that hasn’t stopped the state from becoming the first in the nation to adopt non-medical use of opioids. Doris Keene of Portland, Oregon, mother of four children, always led a very active life, but at age 59, health […]