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Alina Snowden in National News
April 13, 2022

Purdue and Their Opioids

Purdue has fueled the opioid epidemic and is now being taken down. They tried defrauding the United States and now are paying the price. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of opioid use before it's too late.

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Aaron in National News
June 11, 2021

Hard Drugs Decriminalized in Oregon

Oregon’s Measure 110 has passed and decriminalized all drugs including heavier narcotics such as methamphetamines and heroin. How will this affect Oregon’s public health?

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Aaron in National News
June 25, 2020

Cocaine Cut with Fentanyl

In 2017 alone, 14,000 Americans died due to a cocaine-related overdose —a substantial increase of 34% over the previous year. Federal organizations expect these numbers to continue to climb as cocaine use shows signs of growing popularity.

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Aaron in National News
June 25, 2020

Strange Side Effects of Covid-19

The impact of stay at home orders around the world seems to have had an unintended effect, according to a recent study by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime or UNODC.

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Aaron in National News
March 22, 2020

How Does Covid-19 Effect Treatment

Many families have been instructed to stay home over the next several weeks as a safeguard for themselves and their families. Subsequently, we have been receiving calls from families that, upon self-imposed quarantine, they discovered a loved one struggling with substance abuse.

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Aaron in National News
August 14, 2019

Vaping Linked to Serious Health Problems

Vaping has helped many quit smoking cigarettes and some to quit using tobacco altogether. With this said, a recent lawsuit brought something to my attention, something that may change the way many view vaping.

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Aaron in National News
July 25, 2019

Suboxone Manufacturer Pays 1.4 Billion-dollar Settlement

In the largest settlement related to the opioid epidemic in US history, the British company Reckitt Benckiser Group (creators of suboxone) are paying $1.4 billion to end investigations into their company.

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Aaron in National News
January 26, 2019

What Is the Worst State for Overdose Deaths?

11. Pennsylvania 18.5 per 100,000 people Pennsylvania has a big problem with the homeless population abusing and overdosing from opiates. 10. Kentucky 23.6 per 100,000 people Kentucky is trying to start more drug rehabilitation programs within the prison systems.

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Aaron in National News
January 25, 2019

What Is the Worst State for Overdose Deaths?

It’s interesting that certain states, with the same population as other states, have significantly lower overdose rates . What are these states doing differently? The location has a lot to do with the number of drugs that enter a state.

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Aaron in National News
January 24, 2019

What Is the Worst State for Overdose Deaths

Overdoses throughout the United States have been on a steady increase for years. Recently CBS came out with a list of all the states in order from the least overdose-prone to the most. The statistics are taken from overdose deaths per 100,000 residents.

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