8,000 Opioid Antidote Kits to Be Distributed In West Virginia to Combat Overdose
Health officials West Virginia have concluded plans to distribute over 8,000 opioid antidote kits to emergency medical personnel and other first responders in order to reduce deaths associated with opioid overdose in the state. The drug Naloxone is the opioid antidote of choice.
War On Drugs Causes Human Rights Violations In Worldwide Scale, Study Says
Experts revealed that war on drugs fails to eliminate drug abuse, instead causes massive human rights violations and public health disturbance.
Meth Addiction Is Maine's Worst Drug Epidemic
Maine is facing their biggest drug problem with the rise of meth addiction. Heroin and fentanyl overdose are also fast growing, making it the biggest challenge for Maine drug authorities.
Deadly Elephant Tranquilizer, Carfentanil, Found Laced In Toronto Street Drugs
Carfentanil is a drug used to sedate big animals like elephants. However, this deadly drug is now used as an opioid and is causing a number of overdose deaths. Police confirmed the tasteless, odorless drug was found laced in street drugs in Toronto.
US Surgeon General Says Drug Addiction Is A Treatable Brain Disease
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy said drug and alcohol addiction “a moral test for America.” He said that these disorders are something that the nation can address.
Chicago Nursing Home Residents' Heroin Overdose Leads To Penalties
A nursing facility in Illinois can face more than $100,000 in penalties after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility in February. The facilty also had reports of alleged batteries filed between 2011 and 2015.