Continuing its theme of covering the heroin epidemic in Kentucky, the Huffington Post recently published this story on new legislation there targeted at helping addicts. The state will now allow local health departments to set up needle exchanges and increase the number of people who can carry naloxone, the drug that paramedics use to …Read the full post.
The Week is yet another media source bringing attention to an escalating problem of prescription opiate abuse. In this article, it is reported that Purdue Pharma may be charged in a civil suit for misrepresenting the addictive potential of the drug OxyContin. Read the rest here. “A pernicious distinction of the first decade of the 21st …Read the full post.