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Heroin Continues Its Deadly March Across New England and the Nation

Heroin Continues Its Deadly March Across New England and the Nation

Heroin, once seen as largely an urban problem, is now ravaging five-times the number of people across America it did just 15 years ago. According to research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, a condition known as heroin dependence or heroin use disorder has also tripled during…

Alcohol During Pregnancy and the Harm it Can Do

Alcohol During Pregnancy and the Harm it Can Do

Many young women realize that drinking during pregnancy is not a good idea, but they often fail to understand all of the ramifications. Did you know that alcohol can actually harm a baby at every stage of a pregnancy and that alcohol can cause something called fetal alcohol spectrum…

Is Your Elderly Parent Suddenly Confused or Quiet?

Is Your Elderly Parent Suddenly Confused or Quiet?

One would have thought the opioid crisis would serve as a lesson for organized medicine and its pharmaceutical allies.   Overprescribe a class of drugs, and you’re likely to create a public health crisis. Well sadly – it hasn’t. In a paper just published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers…

Alcohol and Opioid Drugs – a Deadly Combination

Alcohol and Opioid Drugs – a Deadly Combination

It should be obvious that mixing alcohol and opioid painkillers is a bad idea. Right? Yup. And now we have confirmation In a report just published in the respected journal, Anesthesiology, researchers confirmed that combining just one painkilling opioid pill with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the…

Connecticut’s Governor Malloy Announces New Proposals for Fighting Opioid Addiction

Connecticut’s Governor Malloy Announces New Proposals for Fighting Opioid Addiction

[caption id=“attachment_457” align=“alignnone” width=“218”] Governor Malloy[/caption] Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy just announced a number of proposals for combating the state’s opioid crisis that he has now sent to the Connecticut legislature for consideration during the 2017 legislative session. Stating that every town and city in the State has been affected…

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