Author: Justin Mckibben These days it is pretty much impossible to In case you missed it, the latest news concerning opioid overdoses in America is not good. Just this week a report was released by the Center for Disease Control... Learn MoreCDC Director Steps Down after Conflict of Interest Controversy
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resigned last week, only a day after a POLITICO report was released stating that she had purchased stock in the tobacco industry after taking the position. The move has... Learn MoreFlorida Governor Pushing for 3 Day Limit on Prescription Opioids
While the entire country has been impacted by this ongoing issue, more options for prevention and treatment have become paramount to changing the tides. Just this week Rick Scott, the governor of the state of Florida, proposed a strategy for... Learn MoreCDC Fighting Opioids with Millions in Funding to 44 States
Author: Justin Mckibben The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on September 5th it would be allocating more than $28.6 million in funding to assist dozens of states, not to mention the District of Columbia, with overcoming the... Learn MoreHow Could New Trump Budget Proposal Impact the Opioid Epidemic?
Author: Justin Mckibben It is no secret that the devastating opioid epidemic in America is still tearing a path of despair across the country. In 2015 this ongoing public health crisis ravaged communities, causing over 52,000 drug overdose deaths and... Learn MoreWhat Were the Drug and Alcohol Death Rates in Your State?
Author: Justin Mckibben A reality that is undeniable in this world is that somewhere on the planet, someone passes away every day. It is completely possible statistically that while you are reading this, someone is taking their last breaths. It... Learn MoreWill the New CDC Painkiller Guidelines Reduce the Risk of Addiction?
Author: Shernide Delva In an effort to curb what many consider to be the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the CDC has issued a series of guidelines and restrictions intended to reduce the abuse of prescription painkillers. On... Learn MoreCDC Spending $20 Million to Fight Addiction
Author: Justin Mckibben Prescription drugs such as OxyCodone and Percocet have been usual suspects involved in the opiate epidemic that has devastated the nation, while also making a crushing contribution to the overdose outbreak. It has long been established that... Learn MoreMeth Lab Injuries on the Rise
Author: Shernide Delva According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Meth lab injuries are on the rise. Unlike drugs that come from plants like Marijuana and Cocaine, Meth is made from other chemicals... Learn MoreFlorida Passes Emergency Treatment for Opioid Overdose Act
Author: Justin Mckibben New legislation is being processed and approved all over America with the intention of irradiating the increasing opioid epidemic, with officials teaming up across parties to participate in the discussion and development of initiatives to put the... Learn MoreTweets against Prescription Addiction: #RxProblem Campaign
Author: Justin Mckibben This is the era of social media. Good or bad it is here to stay it seems, and while sometimes it can be abused, social media has opened new avenues for marketing, research, gathering and sharing information,... Learn More