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The upside of opiates: How drugs taken properly are saving lives

KENOSHA COUNTY — Michael Weirich, 51, rarely leaves his Kenosha County home.

When he does, he makes sure wherever he’s going has a bathroom and that he can get to it quickly. 553 more words

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Surge In Drug-Affected Newborns Driven By Rural Opioid Use

CHICAGO (AP) — A surge in U.S infants born with symptoms of withdrawal from heroin or strong prescription painkillers is driven largely by rising drug use among women in rural areas, a new study found. 238 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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Prescription painkillers kill far more people than heroin and cocaine

Source: Natural News, by J. D. Heyes

A leading pathologist is warning that one prescription painkiller is causing more deaths than cocaine and heroin. 688 more words

Propaganda, Fraud, And Outright Lies

Surgeon General and Sen. Durbin visit UChicago Medicine to discuss opioid epidemic

Sen. Dick Durbin, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy , and David Dickerson, MD

Audrey Tanksley, MD, Senator Dick Durbin, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and David Dickerson, MD… 302 more words

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Prescription Painkillers: A Gateway Drug to Heroin Addiction

Betty Tully has firsthand experience with the devastating effects of prescription opiate addiction. In January of 2001, she was thrilled to receive a new “miracle drug” from her doctor that would eliminate the chronic lower back pain, which had plagued her for decades. 984 more words


Lose the Painkillers, Call a Chiropractor

As this infographic from the ACA clearly indicates: Opioid painkiller drugs mask pain, they do not cure it! Prescription drugs that numb pain in some cases may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. 58 more words