Why You Need to Dispose of Unused Meds Now

Why You Need to Dispose of Unused Meds Now

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 24. While Take Back Day is focused on clearing out opioids from the home that are no longer needed or expired, the annual observance is also an opportunity to clean out other...
Government Needs to Hold Big Pharma Accountable

Government Needs to Hold Big Pharma Accountable

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Oct. 21 it had reached an $8 billion settlement with Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Purdue Pharma has been at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis for decades. The company pleaded guilty to paying doctors to...

When Opioid Abuse Claims Another Promising Life

I can’t get his face out of my mind. He had deep eyes the color of leather that perfectly matched the hue of the unkempt hair framing his face. He looked younger than he was. His eyes lit like fire when he laughed, but he was mostly serene throughout the day. He...