Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Charges

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Charges

One of the world’s largest producers of several opioid medications, Purdue Pharma, pleaded guilty to wrongful promotion of dangerous medications to physicians dating back to 1996. The settlement is for $8 billion but comes way too late to save the many lives of those who overdosed or those who are addicted to these dangerous medications, […]

The Ultimate 2021 Opioid Comparison Guide

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Every day, 41 people die from an opioid overdose. The dangers of opioid addiction have nearly doubled in the last ten years. Read our opioid comparison of the 13 most common opioids and their individual characteristics. Opioid Overdose and Death Rates In 2016, 62 people per 100,000 visited the emergency room because of an opioid […]

What Are Designer Drugs?

Designer Drugs

If you or someone you know are struggling with drug addiction, look into addiction treatment programs near you. You’ve probably heard the term designer drugs but you may not be entirely sure what they are. The term ‘designer drugs’ was first used in the 1980s and at that time, it referred to synthetic drugs made […]

Preventing the Misuse of Prescription Medication

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Prescription medication is often necessary to treat or cure a number of conditions. Almost everyone has to take prescription drugs at some point in their lives. Most patients take the medication as recommended and they don’t suffer any severe adverse effects. However, some people use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, and this misuse of prescription […]