Ren in Health risks
January 1, 2020

Don’t be a Guinea Pig – The Importance of Knowing What You Put Into Your Body

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” When I went off to college and traded my parents’ home-cooked, farm-grown three meals a day for cheap cafeteria food, boy did that distinction become apparent. But I think we can take that old saying a step further. Yes, you are what you eat.


Ren in Pharmaceutical Companies
February 9, 2019

Behind the Curtain of Medicine and Pharmaceuticals – How Pharmaceutical Giants Bribed Doctors to Prescribe Opioids

We’ve known for a while that when pharmaceutical manufacturers provide incentives to doctors to prescribe opioids, they prescribe opioids. This isn’t anything new. But according to research just published at JAMA Network Open, there is a direct connection between the payments that drug companies give to opioid prescribers and an increase in overdoses in those prescribers’ communities.


Ren in Opioid Crisis
October 23, 2018

The Addiction Epidemic, U.S. Politics and Our Way Out

When we examine a problem as big as drug and alcohol addiction across the U.S., we need to come at this from every angle possible. Drug and alcohol addiction in the U.S.


Ren in Prescription drug abuse
June 6, 2018

Prescription Drug Take-Back Programs

It’s easy to get swept up talking about the horrendous morass of difficulty and unpleasantries that come with our country’s drug addiction epidemic. There is certainly enough bad news to go around. But as the media tends to only focus on the bad news and the hardship, let’s talk about the really good things that are being done to reduce the drug problem.


Ren in Prescription drugs
May 1, 2018

How Prescription Drug Take-Back Programs Help

As the U.S. prescription drug addiction problem has grown progressively worse, multiple solutions have been presented in an effort to do something about the problem and to effectively reduce it.


Karen in Drug Information
November 10, 2016

Will Heroin Follow Prescription Drugs into Oklahoma?

In June 2016, The Oklahoman reported that Oklahoma took the top spot in a list of states with a prescription painkiller abuse problem. In the long run, this problem could result in an influx of heroin into the state.