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Illinois opioid task force embarks upon a “listening tour” to combat opioid crisis

The Illinois opioid task force, formed in September 2017 to combat the opioid epidemic in the state, has embarked upon a “listening tour.” To understand how the opioid epidemic is affecting people, the team, comprising health experts and political leaders, are in the process of hearing the pain and...

IU to use $50 million on research to fight opioid epidemic

Amid a massive opioid crisis, affecting large number of people in the Hoosier state, the Indiana University (IU) has decided to dedicate $50 million for research to determine ways to thwart the state’s opioid mess. The joint effort by the Indiana University Health, the state government, and Eskenazi Health,...

Opioid companies feel the heat as authorities tighten noose

Amid the growing concern over the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, federal authorities are now pulling the trigger against erring opioid manufacturing companies. Authorities have sprung into action in the wake of President Donald Trump declaring the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” in August 2017. The authorities are...

Drug makers are ready to work on non-addictive painkillers, says Christie

Drug makers have agreed to manufacture pain medications that would be non-addictive, apart from coming up with additional treatment methods to address opioid addiction. Opioid pain relievers prescribed to arrest pain, could result in the patient getting addicted to them. The number of prescriptions for opioids in the United...

Everett urges judge to proceed with the case against Purdue Pharma

The city of Everett, Washington, which sued Purdue Pharma, the maker of pain medication OxyContin, in January 2017, recently urged the federal judge to move ahead with its lawsuit and asked him to hold Purdue accountable for damages.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Day: Sexual assault and substance abuse

Despite increased awareness that covering up a horrible experience like sexual abuse can have harmful consequences for the sufferer as well as the society as a whole, the fact remains that such acts are normally concealed, suppressed and not discussed openly. No wonder, an American is sexually assaulted every...

California bans marijuana delivery by drones and self-driving cars

California recently announced a ban on transportation of marijuana through drones to clients who are legitimate users of the drug. Despite citizens voting in 2016 to legalize weed, the state has decided to check marijuana transportation through unmanned vehicles like drones and self-driving cars. The practice of illegally sending...

Joe Giudice says prison won’t let him enter alcohol treatment

While all around the nation, awareness programs, prevention campaigns and policies are trying to help those addicted to alcohol gain access to treatment services, one man is being excluded from an alcohol abuse treatment program. Serving a sentence for bankruptcy fraud, Joe Giudice, husband of “Real Housewives of New...

Jon Jones B sample fails drug test, career at stake

Jonathan Dwight Jones, an American martial artist and a three-time Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently failed a dope test, the second time round, that has put his career at stake. His backup sample confirmed the presence of Turinabol, a banned substance, in his system,...

Student dies as ‘bag of ecstasy’ bursts in tummy; mom suspects foul play

In another tragic eventuality of substance abuse, an academically brilliant student died after a bag of ecstasy exploded in her stomach while on a holiday in Ibiza on Sep. 28, 2015. The deceased student, Rebecca Brock, 18, was at the party island for a friend’s birthday, where hotel staff...