Associated Press Published 11:17 a.m. ET July 22, 2019 | Updated 3:53 p.m. ET July 22, 2019 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by … Continue reading Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says
Terry DeMio, Cincinnati EnquirerPublished 5:35 p.m. ET April 19, 2019 CINCINNATI – They were medical professionals but they traded prescription pain pills for sex, prosecutors say. Others let untrained office workers examine patients, leaving a blank prescription pad at the clinic, their indictments reveal. One dentist extracted the healthy teeth of patients as an excuse to give them … Continue reading Federal opioid pill bust reveals doctors trading pills for sex, dentists pulling good teeth
By Keegan Hamilton Mar 21, 2019 You’ve probably heard by now that fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the United States, but a new study released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics offers yet another grim reminder: Deaths caused by the powerful synthetic opioid doubled every year from 2013 to 2016, soaring to 18,300 fatal overdoses from under … Continue reading AMERICA’S OVERDOSE CRISIS KEEPS GETTING WORSE. FENTANYL ISN’T THE ONLY DRUG TO BLAME.
Officials call for prescription curbs, as anxiety drugs show up in more overdose deaths. 07/18/2018 10:19 am ET THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS Clonazepam (traded as Klonopin), diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) are among the most sold drugs in a class of widely prescribed anti-anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines. Public health officials warn the pills should … Continue reading These Pills Could Be Next U.S. Drug Epidemic, Public Health Officials Say