Amid the efforts to control the stubbornly rising rate of opioid crisis in the United States, a recent study has highlighted that nearly seven out of 10 patients who have recovered from an overdose are not given any follow-up medicines to prevent a relapse. As a result, in spite of an increase in the number..
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a wearable device by DyAnsys Inc. that can be used to reduce the opioid withdrawal symptoms. Called Drug Relief, the device uses electrical pulses that are transmitted through small needles inserted in the inner ear to combat early stages of detox, which is the preliminary step..
Renowned American television journalist and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 Elizabeth Vargas recently joined other celebrities in talking about her struggles with substance abuse and the need to end stigma associated with addiction and mental illnesses. The veteran journalist was recently interviewed by PEOPLE where she revealed that writing her autobiography with details of her multiple..
President Donald Trump has dedicated his first multi-channel public service campaign to fighting opioid misuse and addiction among teens and young adults. The campaign, which will be carried out by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Ad Council, and the Truth Initiative, is exclusively focused on the prevention and reduction of misuse..
A former high school football player from Texas, who became a Mexican drug lord, has been sentenced to more than 49 years in prison on cocaine trafficking and money laundering charges. A federal judge in Atlanta on June 11, 2018, also slapped a fine of $192 million on 44-year-old Edgar Valdez-Villarreal alias “La Barbie.” In..
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of deaths caused due to driving under the influence of drugs, according to a new report by Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released last week. The study, an effort to examine how drugs increase the chance of accidents, also found that a majority of the fatally..