Benzos, Opioids and Z-Drugs: Deadly Combos

With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths... Continue Reading →

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Untold Secrets Revealed about Prescription Fraud

The Argument About Prescription Fraud Protecting the integrity of information is particularly critical for anti-fraud. Other legislation would call for electronic prescriptions for opioids to lessen prescription fraud. The testimony of the prescribing physician may also be very beneficial.  Prescription fraud is quite a complex healthcare crime. Your dependence shouldn’t be an addiction. The pain... Continue Reading →

Big Pharma and the Opioid epidemic

An historic trial starts today in Oklahoma. It will be the first major test in the nation of whether a state can make a pharmaceutical company pay for the opioid epidemic.  Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has has already won major settlements from two drug companies: $270 million from Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and another $85 million... Continue Reading →

When will we ever learn, Opiates haven’t taught us anything. Are Benzo’s next?

There are communities for those who want to be rid of alcohol or heroin or cocaine. Strangers will high-five you if they see a black plastic “Keep Coming Back” key chain fob or if they hear you saying “I’ve got a year.” Benzos, though, go unnoticed and with very limited discussion. They are popular enough... Continue Reading →

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