Recently, the prevalence of hashtags has been coopted by online drug dealers selling everything, from #opioids like #OxyContin to the deadly #fentanyl.
Back in April, we warned of a growing synthetic marijuana outbreak. Now, another strain has struck in Connecticut and caused 100 overdoses.
More and more frequently, states have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It essentially comes down to two factors: advertising and distribution.
The latest overdose deaths numbers have been released. As one can imagine, the numbers across the nation increased. However, nine states saw a decrease.
A new synthetic marijuana outbreak has taken to the streets. It isn't illegal, and it won’t show up on a drug test, but there is a huge downside.
Spice, also known as “K2 or fake weed,” mimics the natural chemicals found in Marijuana but can cause several different side effects. In fact, 54 cases discovered in Illinois alone have reported severe bleeding from the chemicals released while ingesting Spice.
A small town in Louisiana is attempting to fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the state through the use of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It is hoped that the lawsuit will act as an impetus for opioid manufacturers to change their ways and provide necessary funding for prevention and treatment efforts.
In October 2017, President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a “Public Health Emergency,” but he is not the only politician who has decided to use the influence of public office to take action to fight against addiction. Within the last several weeks, several other prominent politicians have taken action of their own.