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How the Opioid Crisis Happened

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Opioid Crisis

Opioids have risen to become one of the most commonly abused drugs in the modern era. Unfortunately, it has proven to have a significant death toll attributed to it as well. In 2016, a whopping 63,632 people died due to drug overdoses, with nearly two-thirds involving opioids. The epidemic is also growing both geographically and demographically with no apparent signs of stopping. You may be wondering how this problem grew to such immense proportion when deaths from opioids were a…

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Substance Abuse: How Pharmacists Can Help Stop It

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Substance Abuse: How Pharmacists Can Help Stop It

Substance abuse is an upsetting social problem in the United States. The sharp rise in substance abuse cases is costing the country nearly half a trillion dollars per year, proving to be a huge economic burden for all the segments of the society. A report shared by the National Institute of Drug Abuse reveals that over 20 million Americans suffer from substance abuse. Moreover, US ranks first in the lifetime abuse of three drugs, namely cocaine, cannabis, and tobacco. Controlled…

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