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, everyone in town will know where you went and why. If this were your situation, how likely would you be to get help? Now, let’s add a new variable… That specialist…

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Teachers Pause Playground Games…to Pick Up Needles

Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk or help a player recover from a fall. At Boston’s public schools, soccer games are paused to remove used syringes from the field. Teachers must stop recess to get dirty needles off the playground. Things have…

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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, everyone in town will know where you went and why. If this were your situation, how likely would you be to get help? Now, let’s add a new variable… That specialist…

  • New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

    Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process…but all that’s about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: touch this. Just a simple…

  • Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About a Resurgence of Cocaine in the U.S.?

    According to the DEA’s annual Drug Threat Assessment cocaine use is on the rise. It looks as if, while in the midst of an opioid epidemic, a lethal storm of cocaine has quietly made landfall in the US. Cocaine-related deaths spiked in 2006 at 7,500 and then slowly declined for several years. However, since 2010,…

  • You’re Fired: Police Departments Weaning K9’s Off Marijuana

    Jobs change with technology, and work tasks evolve with those advancements. New policies and developments often put people out of work. It turns out, people aren’t the only ones affected by those changes. Due to new marijuana guidelines, drug-sniffing dogs in the Pacific northwest have to get new jobs, too. These well trained canines were…

  • Good News: Dr. Reddy’s Will Produce a Cheaper Generic Form of Suboxone

    Suboxone – a medication used to treat opioid use disorder – is sadly inaccessible to a lot of people due to one simple factor: cost. But that’s about to change. Last month, a supplier of generic drugs – Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories – was allowed by a Delaware Court to produce a generic version of the…