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Buckeye State Goes After Pharmaceutical Giants

An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to opioids. State officials lay much of the blame at the feet of Big Pharma. State Attorney General Mike ...

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Do Safe Injection Sites Violate the Hippocratic Oath? One Nurse Says Yes

Michael Hesch is a conscious sedation nurse. His job is to intravenously infuse fentanyl and other medicines during surgical procedures. If and whe...

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Is Telemedicine the Solution for Addiction in Rural America?

The closest addiction specialist is three hours away. You don’t have a reliable vehicle. If you arrange for a ride or take public transportation, e...

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The Other Side of Suboxone

It’s become a commonly prescribed medical treatment for opioid addiction. In some cases, doctors prescribe Suboxone with the intention of stabilize...

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Fentanyl: The Newest Lethal Injection Ingredient

Fifty times stronger than heroin, the synthetic opioid fentanyl is flooding the drug market – and heightening the danger of overdose. In search of ...

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Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, revealed medical marijuana users take fewer other medicines – su...

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What is Ativan? Is Ativan Addictive? Dangers of Ativan Abuse

Ativan is one of the top 10 psychiatric drugs used in America. Many have taken it; many have abused it. What do you know about it? If you’re like m...

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Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

Withdrawal. It’s a huge hurdle on the path to recovery. Those struggling to leave opioids behind know they’ll eventually have to face the intimidat...

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Who Will Win the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge?

$6.5 million is up for grabs. The state of Ohio recently launched its Opioid Technology Challenge, calling on healthcare providers, scientists, and...

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Yes, Suboxone is Sober & The Truth About Suboxone

In 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription pain medication. During that same time, as many as one in four people ...

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