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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 -…

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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…

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The news stories we’ve been seeing and hearing about “soaring increases” in opioid addictions, overdoses and deaths are not over-blown media hype. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lays it all out. And it’s a very grim picture indeed. America is…

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Two very concerned politicians, from two of the country’s hardest-hit opioid-addiction states, Kentucky and Vermont, are calling the FDA’s recent approval of OxyContin for kids reckless, shameful, disgusting and outrageous. “I am disgusted by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent…

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There's an opioid epidemic in America, and it appears that our federal lawmakers in Washington are finally taking the situation seriously. Broad bipartisan legislation has been introduced at the federal level to address the problem on various fronts. Although they're mostly still at the committee…

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According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Rhode Islanders continue to use marijuana and illicit drugs at the highest rates in the nation. The findings, says a news report in the Providence Journal, were no surprise to local experts who have long seen the state at the top of…

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It’s apparently no coincidence that the states ranking lowest for a sense of wellbeing among its citizens are also the states with the highest consumption of mood-altering drugs. A nationwide Gallup poll, called “The State of the States” poll, has found that Kentuckians, Rhode Islanders and…

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Over the last couple of years, prescription drug abuse statistics have slightly improved – only a tiny bit, and only among some age groups in some states – but it’s an encouraging improvement, the first we’ve seen in over a decade. But as we’ve reported so often recently, methadone abuse…

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Novus Medical Detox Facility of Pasco County, Florida Director referred to West Virginia’s appalling prescription drug abuse, addiction and death statistics as he urged greater private and public action to treat soaring prescription drug problems. “The abuse and addiction problem is nationwide,…

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Winston Churchill never hesitated to expose evil where he saw it-no matter how unpopular his comments were. When questioned about his aggressive comments, he responded, “If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come…

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