Opioid use has doubled in Americans over age 50.
The combined death rate from suicide, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs increased by 50 percent nationwide between 2005 and 2016.
This is the second extension of the national public health emergency.
When given by a doctor and taken exactly as prescribed, opioids may be a valuable part of a treatment plan.
Titled “Prescribed to Death,” the exhibit will be erected outside the White House from April 12-18.
The controversial plan includes the death penalty for drug dealers, in addition to more conventional options expanding access to treatment.
Purdue will continue to sell OxyContin, but sales reps will no longer visit doctors’ offices to promote the drug.
This information was provided by United Healthcare. Like many medicines, prescription opioids come with both benefits and risks. On the
High schools across the country are taking it upon themselves to be prepared, should an overdose occur on school grounds.
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