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By On September 21st, 2018

Is America’s opioid epidemic actually part of a 40-year trend?

Most would consider the opioid epidemic current affecting America to be a relatively new phenomenon driven by the rise of synthetic opioids and increasing prescription rates. However, a group of experts is now arguing the opioid crisis in America is actually part of a 40-year trend that shows no signs of stopping. Based on an…

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By On February 27th, 2014

Killing more than pain

Prescription drug deaths have soared and the face of addiction is changing. Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death from heroin overdose came on the heels of his relapse on to prescribed painkillers and then to heroin. Hoffman, sober for many years, fell back into addiction following treatment for an injury involving prescribed pain medication. Doctors routinely prescribe…

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