Posts Tagged ‘heroin addiction’

By On December 20th, 2016

The Opioid Epidemic Killed More People Than Gun Violence Last Year

When people refer to America’s widespread drug and addiction issues as an “epidemic”, it can seem like alarmist to those unaffected. But, the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the phrase is far from an overstatement. According to the latest data, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in…


By On June 21st, 2016

New Treatment Option For Opioid Addiction Gets Approval From The FDA

Opioid addictions are hitting Oklahoma hard, but a new implantable device seeks to help make treatment and recovery for those who are addicted to prescription painkillers or heroin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved an implantable version of the new medication, Probuphine, which is a first of its kind treatment for opioid addiction.…

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