The opioid epidemic has an enemy making the abuse of illicit opioids even more deadly, and it’s called Xylazine, a sedative used in veterinary medicine, often used as a horse tranquilizer.
For the first time in three decades, the United States experienced a dip in drug overdose deaths. It was short-lived, though, as preliminary data from the CDC now indicates that overdoses are back on the rise. What will it take to halt a growing health crisis that has plagued Americans for one-third of a century?
While most of the nation has been focused on the opiate epidemic, other drug problems have also been on the rise. Meth addiction statistics have soared in recent years, as have meth-related deaths. When will these crises end?
Every year we're given clear reports on drug deaths in America. But new data suggests that these reports have severely underestimated the real crisis of drug fatalities across the 50 states.
For years, decades even, public outcry has been the talk of the day in an insistence on holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for the drugs they make and for the terrible effects those drugs have on the American populace.