Opiates Killed Ten Times As Many Americans In One Year As All Terror Attacks In Last 20 Years

In 2014, the span of a single year, an astounding 29,467 Americans died by overdose of opioid-related drugs, including prescriptions.

MARJAH, Helmand province, Afghanistan - Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a poppy field during a clearing mission April 9. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John M. McCall)

(ANALYSIS) -- Safety of the people and security of the nation should be priority number one for any leader who wishes to have a successful tenure in office, perhaps even multiple terms — and the President of the United States is no exception to this model. So, why, then, has a killer of tens of thousands each year still on the loose inside those

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Senator’s Probe Into Opioid Makers Omits Largest Manufacturer From Her Home State

A Missouri senator recently opened an investigation into the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the nation’s burgeoning opioid addiction epidemic, but notably omitted one of the biggest opioid manufacturers from the probe. The company happens to be based in her home state.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill is seeking information from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers, with a few very notable exceptions. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- With an estimated 46 people dying every single day in the United States due to overdoses of legally-acquired opiates, the nation’s painkiller abuse epidemic is becoming impossible to ignore - even for the U.S. government. In an attempt to investigate the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the explosive growth of drug abuse

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The Truth Behind The “New” Police Tool For Confronting Fentanyl Menace

Drug test manufacturer repackages old, error-prone chemical formula as cutting-edge product.

Heroin and fentany seized in a drug raid in the Asylum Hill neighborhood in Hartford, Conn. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

(REPORT) — Heroin overdoses killed thousands nationwide last year 2014 some 75 over just three days in Chicago. The central culprit in many of the fatalities was fentanyl, a lethally powerful compound often added to drugs sold on the street. As a result, health officials have called fentanyl a new public menace, and police forces across the U.S.

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Capitalism, Racism, And War: The Roots Of Boston’s Heroin Crisis

The fight against the heroin crisis must also be a fight against the triple evils of racism, capitalism, and war if the perils of addiction are to be truly eradicated.

A syringe lies in the grass on a playing field near Charlestown High School, in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston.

A recent Boston Globe article cited that heroin overdose has become the number one killer of Boston's homeless population. Late last year, a similar studyfound that middle-aged, white Americans have been getting sicker and dying in greater numbers compared to the rest of the general population. Heroin overdose in particular has been called an

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Death By Marijuana? Not Possible, Experts Say

“There’s no known dose of cannabis that could kill a human,” Dr. Alan Shackelford said.

Uruguay Marijuana

Controversy has once again ensued over whether a person can die from consuming too much marijuana, after British pathologist Dr. Kudair Hussein ruled that 31-year-old Gemma Moss died this past October from “cannabis poisoning” after smoking half a joint. According to local news reports, friends of Moss said she smoked half a joint every night to

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Americans Pessimistic About Efforts To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Illicit drug abuse garners headlines and hype, but prescription drug overdoses cause the majority of deaths, so the FDA has a plan for more restrictions.

Each day about 100 people die from drug overdoses in the United States. But it is prescription drug overdoses, not illicit drugs, that cause approximately three-quarters of these deaths.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose death rates have more than tripled since 1990 and have never been as high as now. In

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