Lawmakers and community leaders come together to fight opioid abuse menace

As the United States suffers from addiction and opioid overdose deaths, lawmakers are bringing about several policy changes regarding enforcement of drug abuse laws to control the situation. Realizing the gravity of the situation, lawmakers and enforcement agencies have joined hands to root out the problem affecting the social and economic welfare of the country…

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FDA swings into action as opioid abuse engulfs America

The opioid epidemic that has taken America into its grip has forced the federal government to take all possible measures to check the menace. President Barack Obama proposing allocation of approximately $1 billion to combat drug abuse and overdoses in the 2017 budget was one of the many steps taken by the federal government.

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Opioid pain relievers may fuel addiction

Opioid painkillers are the key contributor to drug overdose deaths even though there is no concrete evidence to prove that opioids are really effective in relieving long-term chronic pains. The entire America has been battling with an opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled..

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Heroin addiction rare among opioid abusers, says study

The problems of prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction, both of which have acquired an epidemic proportion across the United States, are considered closely linked to each other. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that heroin addiction is rare among the abusers of opioid-based painkillers. The researchers say..

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