pharmaceuticals

DEA Pursues Vast Expansion of Patient Surveillance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking to expand its anti-diversion surveillance infrastructure by being able to search and analyze…

November 9, 2020

Elizabeth Warren Advocates to Formalize Barriers for Pain Patients

Five lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, have renewed their demands for the DEA to double down on its policy of…

October 13, 2020

How COVID-19 Is Driving Risks in the Illicit Benzodiazepines Market

The life conditions imposed by the pandemic are leading many Americans to seek mental health treatment for the first time.…

August 5, 2020

Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives

Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work anymore. It only works for about…

June 24, 2020

Why Some Appalachian Pharmacies Refuse to Dispense Buprenorphine

Some pharmacies in Appalachia, a region hit hard by the opioid-involved overdose crisis, are denying opioid use disorder patients access…

April 29, 2020

Intubated Patients Need Fentanyl. The DEA Had Recently Cut Production.

As the pandemic sweeps the country, overwhelming intensive care units with patients in need of emergency respiration, medical-grade fentanyl is…

April 14, 2020

How Adderall Prescription Hurdles Pushed Me to Use Meth, Quit Cannabis

I have been prescribed Adderall for over five years. I was diagnosed with ADHD just after I started college and…

April 7, 2020

NY Governor’s Office Points to Stimulant Addiction Meds as Deaths Rise

In response to increasing numbers of cocaine- and methamphetamine-related deaths in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration has issued guidance…

March 3, 2020

How Emergency Departments Fail Pain Patients in Need

Since 2000, Anne Fuqua has been on opioid pain medications, including fentanyl and Oxycontin, notorious for their involvement in different…

January 9, 2020

How to Check Drug Interactions With Hep C Medications

In the United Kingdom, half of surveyed people who inject drugs had been infected with hepatitis C (HCV), and some…

January 6, 2020