Almost like magic, the drug naloxone can bring victims of opioid overdoses back from the brink of death. With more than 115 people dying each day from opioid overdoses across the country, the drug could save thousands of lives each year.
Though the drug has been
The herbal supplement, Kratom is being used to treat pain and anxiety among other things. The supplement is popular, but the FDA and some doctors are sounding the alarm about potential dangers, including possible addiction.
The supplement is actually banned in a number of states. Here
The FDA said it is an opioid and warns people not to use it, because of a possible risk of addiction, abuse and dependence.
Six states have already banned it.
A Triangle woman asked ABC11 to look into Kratom after her husband became addicted to it.
Prosperous and progressive Oregon had a 5.1 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending April 3, according to provisional figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the
America’s pharmaceutical distributors understand that the opioid epidemic is a public health emergency, requiring the urgent attention of everyone involved in health care.
Distributors are logistics experts. We neither prescribe, manufacture, promote nor dispense medicines. Thus, attempting to blame us for a problem that developed because
A special coronial inquest examining the deaths of six people from opiate-related overdoses in May 2016 began in Sydney on Monday. The inquest, before deputy state coroner Harriet Grahame, is examining the way addictive painkillers such as fentanyl are prescribed in NSW and the dramatic
Compounds in kratom powder make it so it isn’t just a plant — it’s an opioid, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb declared in a statement.
Two years ago, the Drug Enforcement Agency tried to ban the dietary supplement.
It has been reported that five million people in the