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How we got from 18th-century tinctures to the opioid crisis

Americans have always loved their medicines and sought them out actively to cure whatever ailed them. Their interest ranged all the way from “staying well” to “feeling better.” Productivity in this hard-charging, pull yourself up by the bootstraps society required activity, and it’s hard to be active when you’re sick. In the 18th-century in Germany,… Read More »

Britain risks US-style opioid crisis as FIVE million adults get prescriptions

Britain risks US-style opioid crisis as FIVE million adults get prescriptions for highly addictive drugs every year, reveals government health body Five million adults a year receive prescriptions for the addictive painkillers  Public Health England conducted the inquiry which found ‘alarming’ results   Health Secretary Matt Hancock described the findings as ‘shocking’  Opioids are dangerously addictive… Read More »

Overdose crisis: Bathurst’s unintentional drug deaths triple in 10 years

The rate of unintentional overdose deaths in Bathurst more than tripled over a 10-year period as an overdose crisis has gripped regional NSW. Between 2013 and 2017 there were 24 unintentional overdose deaths in Bathurst, up from seven between 2003 and 2007, according to the Penington Institute report released on Tuesday. The non-government institute identifies… Read More »