According to the American Medical Association (AMA) opioid-related deaths increased in more than 40 states since the start of the pandemic, including Minnesota. “The social isolation and stressors of COVID-19 have made the opioid crisis even more precarious — and deadly,” writes Jon Collins in the MPR News. “When all the data is in, 2020 […]
The New York Times article Despair, Love and Loss: A Journey Inside West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis illustrates how addition takes toll on peoples lives. We read similar similar stories on almost daily basis. The other similar heartbreaking stories from the Times on Hooked in America series, How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You […]
There is an interesting article in The New York times about CBD (Cannabidiol) oil titled Why Is CBD Everywhere?. To quote from The Times “Cannabidiol is being touted as a magical elixir, a cure-all now available in bath bombs, dog treats and even pharmaceuticals. But maybe it’s just a fix for our anxious times. ” […]
The New Yorker has a very detailed investigative article The Family That Built an Empire of Pain. From the article, it appears that The Sackler family which owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin (active ingredient oxycodone, a chemical cousin of heroine). Since 1999, over two hundred thousands Americans have died because of OxyContin & […]
The New York Times opinion columnist Richard A. Friedman‘s (professor of clinical psychiatry and the director of the psychopharmacology clinic at the Weill Cornell Medical College) What Cookies and Meth Have in Common to our brain very clearly explains how people get addicted with foods & drugs & role of our environment that we live […]
In recent years there is wide coverage of news about Unnatural Causes of Death of young adults in small towns & rural America. Washington Post national investigating reporter Kimberly Kindly describes its underlying causes in her recent article Six facts about dying young in Washington Post with graphics and additional resources. Very interesting read!
During the past couple of years, I have been interacting with people with addiction, some of them in really bad economic & health conditions. Since I don’t do nicotine myself, I don’t have my own personal experience with such an addition. My interactions with these hardworking but addicted individuals on a daily basis and watching […]
There is wide coverage of Opioid epidemic in the US in the last couple of years. To-day there is another heart-breaking story Fentanyl Outpaces Heroin as the Deadliest Drug on Long Island in New York Times.
Very interesting book “Drug Dealer, M.D.’: Misunderstandings and Good Intentions Fueled Opioid Epidemic by Anna Limbke, MD, Stanford Medicine. According her biographical page Dr Limbke is listed as Assistant Professor of Phsychiatry & Behaviour Science and specializes with clinical focus on co-occuring addition, and addiction medicine. In her new book, she explores the origin of […]
For more than a year or so, we have been reading articles on opioids addiction, alarming death rates from opioids overdose and related topics on daily basis in major national newspaper like Washington Posts & New York Times.