Category: Prescription Drug Abuse

New Study on Helping Surgeons Curb Opioid Use

August 28th, 2019
A new study further explores whether too many opioids were being prescribed to patients and how new guidelines can help surgeons curb usage without effecting pain relief. Fewer Opioids Without Affecting Pain Relief The Michigan Surgical Quality Colla… more »

Could Wisdom Teeth Removal be a Factor in Opioid Addiction?

December 12th, 2018
Teens and young adults who get their first opioid prescription at the dentist, often from having their wisdom teeth out, are more likely to come back for more painkillers, researchers reported on December 3. Connection Between Opioid Abuse and Dental S… more »

Retail Stores Start Using Blue Lights in Restrooms

July 5th, 2018
To discourage drug use in public restrooms, some retailers have started installing blue lights in their facilities. Blue Lighting in Store Bathrooms Blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store restrooms by making it more diffi… more »

White House Devises Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis

March 28th, 2018
The Trump administration is finalizing a plan to combat the opioid crisis. National Crisis President Trump made an announcement in New Hampshire on March 20, 2018, regarding plans to battle to the opioid crisis. He called for broadening education and… more »

Opioid Crisis Declared a National Emergency

August 23rd, 2017
President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency on Thursday, August 10th. A National Emergency The recommendation to declare the crisis a national emergency came from the president’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and… more »