This Memorial Day weekend was an eventful one for a few US Customs and Border Protection patrol teams. The patrol teams intercepted two speedboats filled with cocaine, one located west of Ecuador and the other near the Panama-Colombian border. The approximate worth of the cocaine intercepted over the weekend is a whopping $500+ million. The […]
In Florida, like many states across the country, there is a central database that tracks the use of prescription medication, particularly medication that is addictive. Databases such as this one have a proven track record of curbing the practice of “doctor shopping,” which happens when a patient gets multiple doctors to give them prescriptions for […]
The current drug use situation in Major League Baseball (MLB) reflects the need for change in order to increase the purity of sport. The MLB is reportedly about to suspend at least 20 players for using performance-enhancing drugs. Although this isn’t a shocking turn of events given the recent historical struggle with baseball players and […]
Much is made of the risks and devastation caused by drug addiction – and with good reason. Little else has the power to wreak such havoc in every part of a person’s life, destroying the their body, minds, and the peace of mind of everyone who loves them. The good news is that treatment can […]
New Jersey has seen its share of sorrows in recent years, and the statistics reported in 2012 reveal that a 12-percent rise in opiate addiction from 2010 and 2011 is one of them. The assistant state medical examiner, Roger Mitchell, reported 368 deaths in 2011, a significant increase from 287 deaths in 2010. Statistics that […]
Central America continues to be the major center for cocaine, heroin, and marijuana production and exportation. Massive organized crime unions (drug cartels) form alliances and create territories with specific trade routes for the exportation of illegal drugs, many of which end up in the United States. Drug cartels make millions of dollars a year and […]
Findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America state that there might be a way for scientists to create medication that is non-addictive to treat chronic pain. Researchers are continuing their quest for a lower-dose pain reliever that will provide an answer to the physical problem […]
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