When Tom Vilsack was a boy, his mother would sneak into the attic to go on benders. From his bedroom, he could hear the thud of an empty bottle hitting the floor. 1,000 more words
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❝How did America get to a point where legal opioid painkillers, marketed as medicine, killed nearly 19,000 people in 2014?
One alarming explanation is that the drug companies behind these opioids wanted more people to buy their product, so they led a misleading campaign to get doctors to prescribe their drugs.
Pain Is Worse Than Dying
Humana Is Obscene
Repayment of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars
For Pain Medication of Years Ago. 1,719 more words
Police in Alberta are warning residents about W-18, a powerful opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl, discovered during a drug bust last summer.
Calgary police said 110 fentanyl pills were seized from a home in Rocky View County in southern Alberta in August. 680 more words
Canada has higher rates of babies born addicted to powerful narcotic painkillers they were exposed to in the womb than the United States, England or Western Australia, according to disturbing new research into rising rates of neonatal drug withdrawal syndrome. 660 more words