Prescription drug addiction has been all over the news recently, with reports that overdose deaths have reached epidemic levels, and more newborn babies than ever are being born with painkiller addiction. But too many assume that these stats apply only to delinquent drug abusers who find loopholes in the medical system in order to get their kicks. Not so. Last week, we told the story of Karly Long, a 29-year-old who died of an overdose after becoming addicted to prescription drugs in the course of treating her mental illness.
In this hysterical USA Today piece about infants born addicted to prescription painkillers, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says, “I’m scared to death this will become the crack-baby epidemic.” I agree. I hope this doesn’t turn i... Read Post
Methadone accounts for nearly 1 in 3 prescription painkiller overdose deaths in the U.S., even though only 2% of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are for this drug, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control an... Read Post