Tag: Overdosing

Pharmacist Steve, Overdosing on Regulation: How Government Caused the Opioid Epidemic

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/overdosing-regulation-how-government-caused-opioid-epidemic Opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in the United States over the past two decades. The standard explanation blames expanded prescribing and advertising of opioids beginning in the 1990s. This “more prescribing, more deaths” explanation has spurred increased legal restrictions on opioid prescribing. Federal and state governments have enacted a variety of policies to…

Addictions: You Can Help Prevent an Overdose!!

By Jo Ann Hummers on August 17, 2019 With a current climate of deep concern about people overdosing with opiates (heroin or prescription opioid pain medications), it seems important that people are informed about the medication Narcan/ Naloxone. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that “About 48,000 US drug overdose deaths involved opioids in…