According to Data, Opioid Shipments Increased by Over 50% As Addiction Crisis Grew

New Federal data shows that drugmakers increased the shipment of painkillers during the acceleration of the opoioid crisis across to the United States. According to Time, the data showed that companies distributed 8.4 billion hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to pharmacies in 2006, a number which increased to 12.6 billion in 2012, an increase of over 50% It was during that time that over 100,000 deaths were attributed to the opioid epidemic, and things have yet to show signs of improvement, ...

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Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4 billion in largest opioid settlement in US history

Suboxone maker Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB Group) will pay the U.S. government a record $1.4 billion to end criminal and civil probes into the marketing of its addiction treatment medication, making it the largest settlement related to the opioid crisis in U.S. history, authorities said on Thursday. The settlement will cover multiple investigations into the company's subsidiary, Indivior (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and its alleged illegal marketing of its ...

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Simon Pegg Discusses His Alcohol Addiction and Depression

Simon Pegg, the actor known for movies like the Mission Impossible Franchise and Shaun of the dead, has recently talked about his struggles with depression and addiction. "What I have come to realize from back then is that depression is always there," Pegg said in an interview with G2 Hype. "No matter what I did. I don’t think you ever really lose your demons. You just try to find a way to keep them in their place,” he said. After hitting rock bottom, Pegg finally ended up seeking treatment ...

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Gaming Addiction is Real and It Has Ruined Teenagers Lives

With the rise of the popularity of video games like Fortnite, the problem of video game addiction has become more prevalent in today's society. Now, as a gamer, I hate the fact that many people blame the games themselves for the addiction problem in children, when they themselves are addicted to social media, or alcohol and drugs. Yes, video games are designed for you to want to continue playing them, but at the end of the day, just like everything else, it is up to our society to educate on ...

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Ohio Doctor Charged with Murder After Prescribing Excessive Doses of Painkillers

Prosecutors in Ohio have charged William Husel with 25 counts of murder after a six month investigation gave light to the fact that he was excessively prescribing pain killers to his patients. Husel has pleaded not guilty and released under a $1 million dollar bond. He faces up to 15 years in prison per charge. Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said that the doses prescribed by the doctor "could not support any legitimate medical purpose," according to MSN news. Investigators are continuing to work ...

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States Are Looking to Make Big Pharma Pay for Opioid Damage

There is no doubt that the opioid crisis is one of the biggest health crisis that the United States has experienced. The disturbing part is that the problem has been initiated from the top down, with the pharmaceutical companies, physicians and pharmacies leading the way in damages. Heroin is not the main culprit of opioid addiction any longer; most people who get hooked nowadays do it by taking the sometimes over-prescribed medications that their doctors give them. Understanding the deadly ...

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Kit Harrington Opens Up About His Anxiety and Alcohol Dependence

Kit Harrington has opened up about the heavy toll the #jonsnow role had in his personal life, his anxiety and alcohol dependence. https://yhoo.it/2MfmHla  It can happen to any of us, and there should be no shame involved. Stress and anxiety can happen at any level of success, sometimes even more at the higher levels. These kids get literally thrown in situations they do not know how to deal with and expected to be ok. A high number of them end up breaking. Kudos to Kit for realizing there ...

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KRATOM: THE TRUTH. An Open Letter to the FDA

Dear FDA, You have been quite busy running a strong offensive against Kratom, the primarily Indonesian plant that you have labeled time after time as dangerous because of its “opiate like” qualities. You have called it a threat by citing deaths and salmonella outbreaks and whatever you can get your hands on to make your point. You have already try to ban it at the federal level, and since that has gone nowhere, you are now gone state by state, bill by bill, making sure this plant ceases ...

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WELCOME BACK!

I was gone for a little while. You were gone as well. Welcome back Jay! If that is even who I am anymore. Mental health makes you question a lot of things, significant things, trivial things. It makes you question the core of your own existence, but most importantly, the why. Why are you so fucked up Jay? After all the work you have done for yourself and for others you stoop this low? I wish I had an answer, or an excuse, like before. But the truth is that I don’t, not anymore. My excuse-fa...

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RELAPSE: Confessions of an Alcoholic

Relapse, the heartbreak of the recovering addict; pushing the reset button on your sobriety, leaving behind the hard work and effort you maybe spent years putting in, looking down and realizing you have to climb up from the very first step again, sometimes when you don’t even know how you accomplished it the first time to begin with. As someone who has been through this process a number of times, I can tell you that the disappointment felt is close to unbearable. ...

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