Defective Drugs

Opioid Epidemic Transforming Librarians Into First Responders

With the growing opioid epidemic, it’s important for certain people to be trained to handle overdoses. While individuals like first responders, even parents or teachers, might come to mind, a surprising new profession is being expected to be prepared: librarians. The thought sounds unnecessary, but sadly that is not the…

Fentanyl: One of America’s Deadliest Threats

A comparison of a lethal dose of heroin to a lethal dose of fentanyl shows just how powerful this ‘new’ drug is and the threat it poses to the American people. The opioid epidemic continues to get worse and, sadly, because of the introduction of new drugs, is getting deadlier. Originally…

FDA Making Clear Opioids Not Intended for Children

While it may have seemed like an obvious step to take, the most recent efforts by the FDA are important to changing the tone around the danger of opioids. CNN reported that on January 11, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration’s announced that cough and cold medicines with opioid ingredients, such…

Funding Opioid Programs Comes At A Cost

You may be unaware of how the opioid epidemic is affecting you and those around you, but there’s a very good chance it is. Opioid addiction may not be a part of your life, but the fight against it certainly is. Unfortunately, the various opioid programs required have put a…