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Florida’s Opioid Epidemic

Following a persisting trend throughout the United States, the population of Florida is experiencing overwhelming amounts of opioid abuse, addiction, nonfatal overdoses, and fatal overdoses. The opioid epidemic has become a public health crisis across the entire state of Florida as the numbers of opioid-related overdoses and deaths are increasing at a staggering rate as …

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Surgeon General’s Brother: How Prison Perpetuates Addiction

Throwing drug addicts in jail might solve some things, but it definitely doesn’t solve addiction itself, which is what drives the vast majority of drug addicts in jail for non-violent, drug-related offenses. Long story short, criminalizing addicts keeps them addicts. It’s true that many jails and prisons offer some form of therapy for inmates, but dig …

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FDA Statement: Efforts to Promote Effective Treatment (and a new Buprenorphine)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal executive branch of American government. It is responsible for the protection and promotion of public health by controlling and supervising, among many other things, all pharmaceutical drugs, whether prescription or over the counter. Because of the ongoing opioid crisis, which many blame in part on the …

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Benzodiazepine Overdoses on the Rise

“Benzos” is the slang term for the category of psychoactive medications called Benzodiazepine. Brand names of the drug include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium. These drugs Passings from excesses of solution narcotics known as benzodiazepines—including Xanax and Valium—are on the ascent, as per a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. As per information …

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