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Tag: opioid crisis

Nation’s First Supervised Injection Site Is Underway

Mar 10, 2020
With controversy and legal battles, a non-profit in Philadelphia fought to become the first supervised injection site. According to their website, Safehouse: “Safehouse is a privately funded, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, Pennsylvania...

What are Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)?

Mar 10, 2020
In the wake of the opioid crisis and an increase in overdose deaths, many syringe services programs (SSPs) have emerged. What are syringe services programs? According to the Center for...

Opioids Prescribed Down 6.5% in New Jersey

Mar 10, 2020
New Jersey’s opioid epidemic is still on the horizon, despite multiple efforts to curb the problem. There was good news recently, where the opioid overdose deaths decreased by 3% in...

What is Narcan, and Why Does it Save Lives?

Mar 6, 2020
The opioid crisis in the U.S. is still ongoing, with opioid abuse at an all-time high. The dangers of opioids are no secret, especially fentanyl, which leads to overdose deaths....

Meth and Fentanyl Abuse Rose in 2019

Mar 6, 2020
America’s war on drugs seems to be divided, as the opioid crisis is the most focused on, but there are many different substances people turn to every day. From cocaine...

Opioid Overdose Death Toll May Be Higher Than Recorded

Mar 6, 2020
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “From 1999-2017, almost 400,000 people died from an overdose involving any opioid, including prescription and illicit opioids.” A new report...

New Jersey Naloxone Administrations Down 6%

Mar 6, 2020
Out of the most hard-hit areas in the United States on the opioid crisis, New Jersey has had its fair share of opioid overdoses and overall drug abuse. As a...

New Jersey Doctor Guilty of Prescribing Opioids to Strangers

Feb 26, 2020
New Jersey has been hit hard from the opioid epidemic and doing anything they can to alleviate the problem. New information has come out about a Bergen County doctor, Robert...

Opioid Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6 Billion Settlement

Feb 26, 2020
Over the last couple of years, many pharmaceutical companies have been under fire for their role in fueling the opioid crisis in the U.S. A company called Mallinckrodt, based in...

Are Methadone and Suboxone the Answer for Opioid Abuse?

Feb 18, 2020
The opioid crisis has met with many initiatives to solve the problem. Some work, some don’t. A method that is unpopular, but is said to be effective is methadone and...
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