Ren in Prescription drugs
March 24, 2019

Exploring a Proposed Reduction in Opioid Prescribing

Let’s talk about one of the most controversial subjects in pharmaceutical prescribing. This is the current proposal for reducing opioid prescribing to curb the opioid epidemic.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
March 21, 2019

The Epicenters of the Opioid Crisis and What We Can Learn from Them

In my morning reading, I happened across an article in U.S. News which discussed the disparity of the opioid crisis in America. The report, written by Robert Preidt, a HealthDay reporter, focused on the opioid turmoil as it has touched down in Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, and Ohio.


Drug Overdoses Compared to Other Countries

I went a few years without listening to the radio. Premium memberships to online streaming stations, why bother? But a few days ago I was driving across the state, coincidentally through an internet dead zone.


Ren in Drug Abuse Information
December 14, 2018

The Real Story Behind Opioid “Abuse-Deterrent” Pain Relievers

According to The Associated Press , eleven “abuse-deterrent” opioid pain reliever drugs are available, with thirty more in development. Talk to any doctor in America today about pain relief, and odds are you’ll hear the phrase, “abuse-deterrent” more than once.


Ren in Information on U.S. States
November 5, 2018

Drug Use in Middle-Class America

In just about every unpleasant factor or daily occurrence in life, we have the stereotypical concept of what we think of when we think of that thing, and then there is the factor of what actually occurs. Sometimes they are not the same thing.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
July 31, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic in Numbers

The United States is struggling with a health epidemic, a crippling crisis that affects more than forty percent of the U.S. population. It started as a problem. By 2006 it was a crisis. In 2012 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labeled it an epidemic.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
May 4, 2018

Overprescribing Trends for Opioid Painkillers—We Need Prescribing Reform Now

Perhaps the most prevalent factor of 21st-century drug addiction in the United States is that the majority of addicts are not hooked on illegal drugs. They are hooked on legal, supposedly safe, supposedly helpful, pharmaceutical drugs.


Joanne in Opioid Crisis
April 11, 2018

Prince Killed by Chinese Drug Company?

On April 21, 2016, another American artist died of a drug overdose—this time, it appears that Prince might have been killed by the Chinese. The drug was found in unmarked prescription bottles and a government lab analysis identified the drug as fentanyl.


Joanne in Opioid Crisis
January 1, 2018

Drug Overdose is More Deadly Than HIV/AIDS, Guns, and Car Crashes!

More than 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, according to the first government report to include all recorded drug deaths from 2016. That’s up 22% from the roughly 52,000 overdose deaths in 2015.


JT in Drug Information
November 21, 2017

Drug Abuse or Mental Illness?

Is it a coincidence that as drug addiction in America increases, we also see an increase in behavioral disorders? I believe not.