Lately, all the rage has been about vaping and the recent deaths allegedly caused by vaping. Since the first few cases made it on the news, tons of media outlets have covered the developing story as more and more cases came to light where people got sick and died, again allegedly, due to vaping.
With all of the attention that is being placed on the overdose death rates across the United States little to no attention is being given to the youngest victims of this crisis. Every day across the United States children are being born addicted to opioids.
By this point, most people have heard about the scourge of fentanyl that has swept across the United States and is killing people on a daily basis.
While it is true that most doctors want what is best for their patients there is no denying that there have been doctors out there who have put their greed above the well-being of others.
Even if no one in your family has a drug or alcohol problem, substance abuse can still have an impact on your life. We all live in the same society and so we are affected by other people in our communities whether we want to believe it or not.
In mid-April of 2019 sixty people were charged in connection with illegally prescribing and distributing addictive prescriptions for opioids and other drugs.
John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy along with four of his co-defendants for running a bribery scheme across The United States.
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.
In 1996 a drug was released that would change the world; by 2001 it became the best selling narcotic painkiller in the country. Twenty-two years later we are now experiencing the worst drug crisis this country has ever faced.
Being that the United States is one of the most industrialized nations in the world, one would think that our life expectancy would continually increase.