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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…

What Happens When Pharmaceutical Companies Put Profits First?

What Happens When Pharmaceutical Companies Put Profits First?

What happens when drug companies put profits ahead of patient safety? Ask the folks in West Virginia. Between 2007 and 2012, the big drug makers pumped 780 million opioid pills (hydrocodone and oxycodone) into the state. In case you’re wondering – that’s enough to give every man, woman and…

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