Tag: fentanyl

Illicit drugs

Should I be worried about fentanyl?

February 21, 2019 By

Fentanyl frequented the news in 2018 and years prior. We help to answer the question if it is still at the forefront of drug use topics today.

Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019 By

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids

June 15, 2018 By

In the midst of our nation’s opioid crisis, many people are confused about the difference between the term opiates and opioids. The media uses the words interchangeably; however there are significant distinctions between the two terms.

News

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily

January 29, 2018 By

More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.

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Staying compliant with new DOT regulations

November 29, 2017 By

New DOT regulations add four opioids: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the test panel. Our experts answer your questions.

By the Numbers

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications

October 3, 2017 By

52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests.

By the Numbers

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs

September 25, 2017 By

New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month.

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DEA proposal to curb production of prescription drugs

August 24, 2017 By

On August 7, 2017 the DEA published a proposal to limit the manufacturing of several controlled substances starting in 2018.

Illicit drugs

Fentanyl crisis continues

April 26, 2017 By

Fentanyl, a lethal opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, is compounding the ongoing prescription drug epidemic in the U.S.

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DEA report details heroin threat

July 1, 2016 By

A recent report by the DEA details the threat of heroin and opioid drug abuse in the United States.