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.
Sept. 16 through 24 is officially Prescription Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. Read how President Obama is addressing heroin and opioid addiction.
When the FDA approved Zohydro and other hydrocodone-only drugs, people were worried that these potent painkillers would lead to more abuse and addiction.
The 2014 midterm elections saw many drug-related ballot measures, from recreational use of marijuana to reducing criminal penalties of possession.
New laws move hydrocodone-combination products such as Vicodin, Norco and Lortab into more heavily regulated Schedule II from Schedule III.
A pain clinic is a medical facility that aims to diagnose ongoing conditions and provide painkillers for people with chronic pain. Once used by people who were in genuine need of help, pain clinics are increasingly becoming an alarming standard for drug dealers and addicts alike.