DEA warns of ‘rainbow fentanyl’ used to target young people

DEA warns of ‘rainbow fentanyl’ used to target young people

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it has observed an “alarming” trend of brightly-colored fentanyl made to look like candy that is being used to attract children and young people. The agency said its law enforcement partners began seizing brightly colored “rainbow fentanyl” earlier this month. This new form of fentanyl has been seized in …

Facts About Fentanyl

Facts About Fentanyl

Did you know that fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 80-100 times stronger than morphine? This powerful and dangerous drug is often mixed in with other drugs like heroin or fake prescription pills.  Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. …

DEA Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Are Flooding the U.S. with Deadly Fentanyl

DEA Reveals Criminal Drug Networks Are Flooding the U.S. with Deadly Fentanyl

Facts About Counterfeit Pills  Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public.  Counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, often contain fentanyl or methamphetamine, and can be deadly.  Fake prescription pills are easily accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce …

28-Day Rehab Doesn’t Work For Everyone

28-Day Rehab Doesn’t Work For Everyone

Billions are spent on it each year, but people need more flexible options and timelines. When Jessye first “graduated” from a 28-day treatment center outside Seattle, she knew she wouldn’t be able to stay clean. She became addicted to pain medication while dealing with endometriosis, and by the time she showed up at the doors …

Native American tribes reach tentative opioid deal with major drug distributors, Johnson & Johnson – The Washington Post

Native American tribes reach tentative opioid deal with major drug distributors, Johnson & Johnson – The Washington Post

McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen would pay $515 million over seven years and Johnson & Johnson would contribute $150 million in two years to the federally recognized tribes, resolving litigation in dozens of states with tribal reservations, according to documents filed Tuesday in federal court in Cleveland. The tribes claim they were saturated by highly …

Omega-3 Aids in Medicine Addiction Recovery

Omega-3 Aids in Medicine Addiction Recovery

You’ve probably heard about how a diet program rich in nutrients and vitamins is key to mental health and stable emotions, nevertheless research shows of which there may be a connection between substance maltreatment and a deficiency in important nutrition. Based on nutrition specialist Carolyn Reuben, typically the human body responds to nutritional deficiencies in …

Prescription Drugs Sending Older Adults to Hospital

Diabetes drugs and anticoagulants top the list of medications causing dangerous interactions or side effects by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, AARP, October 29, 2021 In a recent study of emergency room visits, diabetes medications and anticoagulants, which help prevent blood clots, were found to be the leading prescription medications sending older people to the emergency room with problems …

Helping Reduce Youth Suicide Rate

Helping Reduce Youth Suicide Rate

Marin addresses high suicide rate Marin Suicide Prevention Hotline at 415499-1100. Marin Independent Journal, 25 Sep 2021, By Keri Brenner kbrenner@marinij.com A print of digital art submitted for a youth art exhibit about suicide prevention is shown. A disproportionately higher rate of Marin’s teens and young adults have suicidal thoughts or mental health incidents than their population …

McKinsey & Co. apologizing for role in opioid crisis

McKinsey & Co. apologizing for role in opioid crisis

  The opioid crisis has ravaged America… and in many cases destroyed lives to fill the pockets of the fat-cat drug manufacturers. Consultancy giant McKinsey & Co. is now apologizing for its role in the opioid crisis after The New York Times revealed its proposed 2017 plan to “turbocharge” OxyContin sales by giving distributors rebates for overdoses. Link to Full …