May 31, 2019

Why are prescription opioids not the safest option?

Opioids are classified as a class of pain relievers which produce endorphin in the body to reduce pain. It is commonly prescribed in patients suffering from […]
January 8, 2018

U.S. life expectancy declines for 2nd Year Straight

American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The United States has not seen two years of declining life expectancy since 1962 and 1963, when influenza caused an inordinate number of deaths. In 1993, there was a one-year drop during the worst of the AIDS epidemic.
September 1, 2017

The Tribal Opioid Crisis

The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by “flooding” communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, […]