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DEA says it will cut 2017 prescription painkillers supply quotas by 25%

The Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it plans to lower its 2017 quotas for the production of opioid painkillers by 25%. The announcement will reduce supplies of fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and other opioid medications in the U.S. 28 more words

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Physical Therapy May Be a Better Alternative to Opioids

No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free.

Since 1999, Americans have increasingly been prescribed opioids—painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin and methodone, and combination drugs like Percocet. 343 more words


Prescription Painkillers Trafficking in Spotlight by Feds

The Department of Justice and DEA have increased their focus on heroin and opioid prescription painkillers trafficking with the new “360 Strategy.”

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Beyond Donald and Hillary: The votes that truly matter

While the presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gets by far the lion’s share of political headlines, there are many other races and issues on the ballot in November. 958 more words

John Oliver Takes on America's Opioid Crisis on Last Week Tonight

John Oliver tackled America’s opioid crisis on Last Week Tonight on Sunday. He started his reporting with a dog who overdosed after someone threw a bag of heroin over the fence of a doggy day care center. 278 more words

Med Marijuana decreases opioid use. A lot.

Here’s an article that quotes three ( THREE ! ! ! ) studies all showing that when a state allows access to medical marijuana, the rate of opioid use drops precipitously. 47 more words

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