AMERICAN OPIOIDS EPIDEMIC
In mid-April of 2019 sixty people were charged in connection with illegally prescribing and distributing addictive prescriptions for opioids and other drugs.
It has become a grim reality that going to the funeral of a friend has become commonplace for most young adults. Too many people have begun to lose count of how many people they know who have died from a drug overdose.
Some people are still in doubt that an addiction problem exists on a national level. However, when looking at the statistics the numbers are grim.
A recent study conducted by the National Safety Council came up with some alarming numbers. The number of preventable injuries and deaths in The United States for 2017 were analyzed and showed that the odds of a United States citizen dying from a drug overdose are higher than the odds of dying from a car accident.
On Friday, November 2nd the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new pharmaceutical drug Dsuvia which is an extremely high strength opioid. The potent painkiller is 500-1000 times more powerful than Morphine and ten times stronger than one of the strongest opioids fentanyl.