6 12, 2016

Many common drugs increase seniors’ chances of falling

December 6th, 2016|Categories: Benzodiazepine, Drugs, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If you have elderly family members or friends on any medications, it would be a good idea to check what those medications are and what dosages they are. A new study shows that at the usual dosage recommended for younger people, a long list of common medications places seniors at a higher risk of falling and hurting themselves than elderly people not taking those drugs. Part of the problem is that many doctors are prescribing the drugs at dosages recommended only for younger patients, not the reduced dosages recommended for the elderly. Also, the risk of falling also increases just by taking more of those [...]

29 11, 2016

Sir Elton John’s Journey From Addiction to Sobriety

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

(Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction. This is not to infer that these people are connected to Novus Medical Detox Center but simply to provide hope and encouragement to those fighting addiction.) Sir Elton John, CBE, is among the most celebrated and recognizable popular music stars in the world. In his five-decade career the English singer-songwriter, musician and composer "has sold more than 500 million records, had more than fifty Top 40 hits including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive [...]

23 11, 2016

Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Novus Medical Detox|0 Comments

Wishing You a Warm and Wonderful Thanksgiving ~ From your friends at Novus Detox

22 11, 2016

Purdue Paid Off Middleman to Block West Virginia Plan to Limit Prescriptions

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Legal, OxyContin/Oxycodone|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Back in 2001, OxyContin was seen as the prime force driving the fledgling prescription opioid epidemic across America. In West Virginia, addictions and overdose deaths had reached unprecedented levels. And oxycodone - the active ingredient in Purdue Pharma's extended-release painkiller OxyContin - was identified as the main culprit. To meet the invader head on, state health officials decided that a prior authorization from insurance companies for every OxyContin prescription would help. Only patients who really needed the painkiller - such as terminal cancer patients - would get the drug. This would cut down on abusers and also reduce the number of pills reaching the streets. [...]

15 11, 2016

New Statistics: Prescription Drug Addiction Rising Among Seniors

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Benzodiazepine, Legal, News, Opiates|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Americans 65 years of age and older make up less than 15 percent of the population, but they consume more than 30 percent of all prescribed medications. This puts seniors at even greater risk of prescription drug abuse and addiction than their children and grand-children. And according to all indications, it's going to get worse. Today there are over 43 million adults aged 65 and older, and by 2040 it will almost double to 80 million. Those future seniors will be aging "baby boomers" - the generation of Americans born between 1946 and 1964. And as we all know, many will be bringing with them [...]

10 11, 2016

35 States Sue Suboxone Drugmaker for Conspiracy

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Legal, Suboxone|0 Comments

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia have filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that two pharmaceutical Suboxone Drugmaker companies have conspired to keep a cheaper generic version of Suboxone off the market. The lawsuit claims that British drugmaker Indivior, along with a New Jersey company that makes dissolvable oral drug strips, conspired to corner the market on the brand-name medication Suboxone, which is widely used to treat people dependent on heroin and other opioids. Suboxone is a trademarked compound of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, which helps relieve symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Naloxone, well known by the brand name Narcan, is [...]

1 11, 2016

Ohio police publish photo of 4-year-old in back of car with adults overdosed and out cold in the front

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Drug Overdose, Heroin, Legal|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Talk about bad parenting. A four-year-old boy was found in the backseat of a car while a woman and a male driver were unconscious in the front seat. It turns out they both were overdosed on heroin. The relationship of the man to the woman and child was not immediately known. But the woman was later confirmed to be the child’s grandmother who had been granted custody just six weeks before. The East Liverpool, Ohio, police department showed their extremely dim view of the situation in a unique way. The cops took a picture of the little boy alone in the back with the passed-out [...]

27 10, 2016

CDC: Drug and Gun Deaths Compared

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Drugs, Legal, Opiates|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gun deaths and drug deaths both continue to increase across America, and both have captured wide public and media attention. But when you compare the statistics for each, the effects of drugs far outweigh those caused by guns. From 2000 to 2014, says a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the "rate of deaths" from all drug overdoses increased 137 percent. And the rate of deaths from opioid overdoses increased 200 percent, including prescription opioid pain relievers and illicit opioids such as heroin. 2014 is the latest year for which statistics were available. "Rate of deaths" isn't the total number of [...]

25 10, 2016

Illinois Attorney General Sues Drugmaker For “Deceptive Marketing” of Fentanyl-Based Painkiller

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Fentanyl, Legal, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc., charging the company with "deceptively marketing and selling" its fentanyl-based medication, Subsys, to doctors for off-label uses. Insys is under investigation for numerous infractions involving Subsys, the state announced. Drug companies are not allowed to market their drugs for "off-label" uses - meaning any purpose other than what was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although doctors can decide to use drugs off-label, drug companies can't recommend any uses beyond the FDA approved use, and that means to anyone - doctors, patients or the public. The fentanyl painkiller Subsys, which reached the [...]

24 10, 2016

Interview with Kent Runyon on “Talk of the Town”

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Media|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Interview with Kent Runyon of Novus Medical Detox Center on "Talk of the Town" radio show, discussing the effectiveness of exercise in recovery, the individualized programs at Novus, crisis intervention, and changing demographics of people in recovery. http://novusdetox.com/media/Kent-1.mp3 http://novusdetox.com/media/Kent-2.mp3