President Trump wants the Opioid abuse to be controlled as he promised in the election campaign.
Overdose deaths are caused mostly by "heroin" as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is said to surpass painkillers that are prescribed.
A flock of stoned sheep reportedly wreaked havoc in a Swansea village in Wales after accidentally feeding on cannabis fly-tipped on the roadside. On the other side of Atlantic, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced about a new Probuphine implant that can be potentially used to treat widespread opioid addiction.
For the first time in 20 years, opioid prescriptions have finally went down since 2012. However, an increase in prescription alternatives to opioids has also been observed.
For the first time in the past 20 years, the number of prescriptions for opioid drugs and painkillers is decreasing in the United States. These are the findings of a new study conducted by a relatively new body of research called IMS Health.
The CDC in is weekly morbidity and mortality report faulted easy availability and low price of opioid substance.
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