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Nevada Overdose Deaths Spiked at the Start of the Pandemic

Nevada saw a 50% rise in drug overdoses in the second quarter of 2021, mostly from fentanyl and other opioid misuse. This prompted officials to declare a “red alert,” to…

FDA Forces Las Vegas Company to Recall All Kratom Products

Certain products containing kratom made by Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC, in Las Vegas, are under mandatory recall by order of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the company refused the…

What Is a Prescription Monitoring Program?

Abuse of prescription medications is a major issue in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that prescription medication abuse is one of the leading causes of substance…

How Can Doctor-Prescribed Valium Lead to an Addiction?

Many people still assumed that prescription medications are generally safe because they’re given out by doctors. National surveys have found that people even consider them to be safe to abuse…

Understand Your Prescribed Drug Dosages

When a doctor prescribes medication, they will give their patient information about how to take it. This includes instructions on how many times per day to take it, the size…

What Does a Prescription Drug Overdose Look Like?

A drug overdose occurs when an individual takes too much of a drug, and the body is unable to metabolize the substance, so the increase in the drug begins to…

Morphine Abuse, Withdrawal & Treatment

Morphine is a prescription opioid medication primarily used for treating pain. It is available as a liquid, tablet, and in injectable preparations.1 Like heroin and prescription opioid medications, morphine can…