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Pills gained strength as opioid crisis grew: analysis

Early this decade, the amount of opioids — measured by their total potency — kept going up, according to a new report, even as the number of pills distributed started to decline. The reason? According to a new analysis, doctors were prescribing — and the industry was providing — stronger pills. The Associated Press analyzed drug distribution… Read More »

Prescription Drugs At Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Studies

Getty A significant part of the drug crisis can be traced back to our homes, where prescription drugs are found and misused by other family members and friends, often adolescents and older teens. That’s one of the main findings from a group of recent studies that collectively sound an alarm that parents, doctors and clinicians… Read More »