The rate at which middle-aged American women die from overdoses involving opioids and other drugs nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2017, new government data shows.
In 1999, about seven out of every 100,000 deaths among U.S. women aged 30 to 64 was caused by a drug overdose, but by 2017 that rate had risen to about 24 women per 100,000 -- a 260 percent increase, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
February 04 , 2019 12:27 pm
As more states legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana , more people are using the substance.
January 07 , 2019 10:51 am
While wisdom teeth are a leftover oddity from our days as a stick-gathering, reed-chewing people who needed back-ups for their teeth, today, they continue to pose unexpected problems. Namely, they lead to post-surgical pain for which many dentists prescribe highly addictive opioids.
January 04 , 2019 07:40 am
Fentanyl has surpassed heroin as the top drug involved in U.S.
January 03 , 2019 09:18 am
In recent years, Americans have begun, justifiably, to recognize the complex public health problem of opioid misuse and associated overdose deaths as a national crisis. Unfortunately, as is often the case when a tidal wave of worry about a particular health issue engulfs the nation, other similar concerns are often swept out of public consciousness.
January 02 , 2019 03:25 pm
And so it begins: Michigan residents woke up Dec. 6 knowing that they can smoke marijuana, at least in private, and not be arrested for it. They can carry it on their person in small amounts. They can grow it in an enclosed, out-of-view spot on their property. But there are no stores yet, because the state hasn’t figured out how to set up the regulatory and taxation scheme, and some cities are refusing to allow stores within their borders.
December 07 , 2018 01:14 pm
Prescription and illegal opioids are commonly abused because they are so addictive.
December 06 , 2018 12:00 pm
Per the Federal Register Notice linked here, the FAA random rate will remain the same for 2019—25% for drug and 10% for alcohol.
December 03 , 2018 06:54 am
In states where recreational marijuana use is legal – Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington – car crashes rose six percent, according to research from two studies.
November 29 , 2018 09:52 am
A study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds the United States has more than double the overdose-related deaths of at least 12 comparable countries.
November 28 , 2018 11:10 am
With the holidays just around the corner you may be wondering how you can stay sober with parties, dinners, and social gatherings.
November 13 , 2018 07:38 pm
American Substance Abuse Professionals, with their friends and family, came out to support Paul's Place at their annual Huff & Puff 5K &1M. Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, and their mission is to improve the quality of life in the Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth. Learn More
November 12 , 2018 02:25 pm
New York City employers are squarely blaming a raging drug epidemic for much of the trouble they have filling jobs in one of the tightest labor markets in a generation.More local prospective workers are testing positive for substance abuse, or showing up stoned for work, according to industry analysts.
November 07 , 2018 02:36 pm
The Zheng drug trafficking organization was hardly clandestine. The Shanghai-based network sold synthetic narcotics, including deadly fentanyl, on websites posted in 35 languages, from Arabic and English to Icelandic and Uzbek.
November 05 , 2018 01:56 pm
While cases of customers who suffer drug-related overdoses in private businesses are common, food service industry workers endure an increasing number of issues associated with substance abuse.
October 19 , 2018 09:45 am
As mandated by its drug and alcohol regulation, FTA will increase the minimum rate of random drug testing from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation, effective January 1, 2019. This change is due to an increase in the industry’s ‘‘positive rate’’ as reflected in random drug test data for calendar year 2017. Learn More
October 09 , 2018 09:21 am
Jimmy Sullivan prepared for his job as a bricklayer the same way every morning for years: injecting a shot of heroin before leaving his car.
The first time he overdosed on the job, in 2013 at a Virginia construction site, a co-worker who is his cousin stealthily injected a dose of Narcan, an opioid antidote, into Mr. Sullivan’s leg. He woke up and went straight back to work.
October 08 , 2018 12:20 pm
After noticing more and more patients in her practice struggling with prescription drug addiction, psyc
October 06 , 2018 08:04 pm
A growing body of research suggests that a brain system observed by scientists for only the past two decades could end up serving as a crucial target for long-awaited medication therapies to treat cocaine dependence.
October 04 , 2018 09:42 am
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Crystal meth is on the rise in New Hampshire, entering the state through main highways like Interstate 95, but Seacoast police say use of the drug does not appear to be increasing at the same rate in their cities and towns.
October 03 , 2018 11:07 am
Laura Dashner CEO & President and Sandra Serrano Chief Development Officer are presenting "An Interview with Sandra Sapp: The 2018 DOT Changes Impacting Opioid Testing" at 11:15 AM on October 13th in Minneapolis.
September 26 , 2018 09:45 am
September 18 , 2018 09:57 am
A Connecticut Federal Court recently decided Cross Motions for Summary Judgment in favor of the Plaintiff in a medical marijuana matter involving Connecticut’s medical marijuana law. Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Co., LLC. d/b/a Bride Brook Health and Rehab. Ctr., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150453 (D. Conn. Sept. 5, 2019).