Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.
New Law Aims To Reduce Number Of Fatal Drug Overdoses In PennsylvaniaA law aimed at reducing drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania takes effect today. Police statewide can now administer an antidote to heroin and painkillers.
Prescription Drug Overdoses Killing AmericansEvery day 114 people die as the result of a drug overdose - most of them from prescription drugs.
Penn Study Claims Medical Marijuana Might Help Prevent Overdose DeathsMedical marijuana can help ease patients’ pain, but apparently, it can also save lives.
Dramatic Increase In Women Overdosing On 'Legal' DrugsIn the past 6 years, more women have died from opioid pain reliever overdoses than from motor vehicle-related injuries.