Melanie, a middle-aged San Francisco single mother stared at the scratch marks on the leather couch in the living room. Her eyes were moist with tears as the bitter scenes from last night’s argument played before her eyes. “When is it going to be my face that she scratches in anger?” she wondered. Her worst..
Medicines play an important role in treating various kinds of illnesses, however, an incorrect disposal process can lead to an accidental misuse among patients as well as others. The leftover pills, when taken incorrectly or accidentally have the potential to land someone in the emergency department of a hospital. Misuse and abuse of prescription and..
With at least 46 confirmed deaths across several American states, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned the synthetic drug “Pink”. Known as U-47700 in the medical community, the drug was legal in most of the U.S. states, including Arizona. With the ban on Pink, the drug will now be categorized under Schedule I..
Not all are able to withstand the pain that accompanies a major surgery. Opioids are used to treat many diseases, but they are mostly used for the treatment of pain. A recent study by the Stanford University School of Medicine has revealed that patients who had undergone 11 of the most common types of surgical..
America’s addiction to opioids is a testimony to the fact how abuse of medicines, meant to treat pain or other primary diseases, can wreak havoc even in the most developed economy of the world. As Americans continue to struggle due to increasing problem of opioid abuse, a recent study revealed that constant monitoring of doctors..
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a revolutionary stance by approving the first buprenorphine implant – Probuphine, which releases medicines for the treatment of opioid addiction and dependence – recently. The matchstick-size implant is similar to an implantable contraceptive device and emits steady and low doses of buprenorphine for six months. Thus, it..
The fact that dentists prescribe opiates post dental surgery or after extracting tooth was the reason behind the coming together of the Massachusetts Dental Society and three dental schools in Massachusetts. Now, they plan to educate students about measures to prevent opioid misuse. As part of the ongoing efforts to provide training to the next..
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.