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March 2019

Doctor Shopping Contributes to Prescription Opioid Epidemic

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Prescription Drugs|

America is in the midst of the worst addiction epidemic in the nation’s history. Trends have changed in regards to which drug is the worst offender at the time, but currently, prescription opioids are by far the biggest threat we currently face. They are responsible for more cases of addiction and more overdose deaths than any other drugs, and statistics [...]

Addicts Hurting Themselves to Get Painkillers

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Prescription Drugs|

Doctor shopping has become an all too common way that addicts use to score painkillers. Addicts will visit multiple doctors and hospitals to try to get multiple prescriptions. Today, however, doctors and hospitals are well aware that this practice is so common, especially when people present themselves with symptoms they can’t identify a cause for. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs can [...]

January 2019

Are Migrant Children Being Drugged

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Prescription Drugs|

A recent story from 2018 sent shockwaves through the nation. In July, a federal judge found U.S. government officials at a Texas facility guilty of intentionally forcing migrant children to take psychotropic medications with no parental consent. This is not only a violation of child welfare laws, but a major human rights violation as well. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee [...]

July 2018

Xanax – A Highly Addictive and Dangerous Medication

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Prescription Drugs|

Since the late 90’s, America’s overall mindset and approach to health has transformed dramatically. The amount of prescription drug use and the sheer number of drugs available have both skyrocketed. While some of these drugs certainly have benefits and may be life saving, the vast majority of psychotropic medications come with serious potential side effects, and can also be highly [...]

The Dangerous Overmedication of American Seniors

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Prescription Drugs|

The elderly potentially face a wide range of daily struggles and life challenges that are not shared by the younger population. The aging process results in slow physical deterioration, which can lead to increased risk for a variety of health issues. Often, in the later stages of life, mental and cognitive decline occurs as well. By living a healthy lifestyle, [...]