The opioid crisis in the United States of America is showing no signs of slowing down and it is imperative that further steps be taken to stymie its progress through communities across the US. The biggest problem with the opioid crisis is that there is no one single clear solution to the issue as there are many factors that contribute to the crisis.… [Read more]
When there is talk about the drug epidemic that is plaguing the United States now-a-days, there is always quite a bit of reference to Colorado and how it ranks among the highest for drug problems in the country.
There are many studies that seem to back this up. However, being someone who is first, from Colorado, and had my own stint with being an addict there, I would have to say that it doesn’t really look any different to me wherever I live.… [Read more]
Our country’s problem with opioids has become increasingly urgent. Every year, thousands die from opioid overdose. Drugs classified alongside heroin and fentanyl — including some prescribed painkillers — are making a resurgence, reaching record addiction levels across the nation. New England, the Midwest and Appalachia, in particular, harbor some of the highest rates of opioid addiction and overdose.… [Read more]
Ex-DEA whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi recently shocked the nation during an interview with 60 Minutes in which he revealed that America’s opioid crisis exists and is “fueled by” the greedy actions of the pharmaceutical industry and Congress.
“His greatest ire is reserved for the distributors, some of them multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 companies. They are the middle-men that ship pain pills from manufacturers, like Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson, to drug stores all over the country,” explains 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker.… [Read more]