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September is National Recovery Month, Not National Opioid Month As the Numbers Suggest

Every day, 46 Americans die from an overdose of prescription opioid narcotics such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and methadone.

Prescription Opioiod Abuse Alive and Well Along With A National Herioin Crisis: 1,785 more words


Sweet Dreams - Anaesthesia

The history of anaesthesia from ancient times to the present day can be divided into four distinctive periods: herbs, vapours, local anaesthetics, and ”modern-day” medications (opioids, hypnotics, relaxants, etc.). 167 more words


The FDA Approves a Potentially Fatal Drug

The drug is called Zohydro and it said to be one of the most powerful prescription drugs of its kind. It is possible that it will help increase addiction, overdoses and death because it is an opiate painkiller. 230 more words


New ‘Abuse-Deterrent’ Opioid Approved by the FDA

A new abuse deterrent opioid has just been approved by the FDA, yet experts believe that the drug can actually be easily abused. Targiniq,  a naloxone and oxycodone combination which the manufacturer Purdue Pharma says is for pain that requires “severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock” treatment. 385 more words

Prescription Drugs

Elsewhere in the Palliverse - weekend reads

The recent death of comedian Joan Rivers has brought end-of-life issues to the forefront. Kübler-Ross collaborator David Kessler wrote a piece in the Huffington Post on “ 305 more words


The Nation Faces an Overdose Epidemic

The nation faces an overdose epidemic from prescription drugs. Overdose deaths today are five times higher than they were in 1980. In 2009, for the first time, overdose deaths exceeded fatal car accidents in the United States.  327 more words

Pain Management

Letting Problems Fester


Yesterday, my father was admitted to a local hospital reluctantly by his primary care physician, and on the wishes of my younger brother, who is also a physician. 759 more words

Medical Tourism