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As the feds crack down on opioid prescriptions, patients are taking their own lives, doctors are losing their jobs and overdose rates continue unabated.

July 31, 2018

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The Government’s Solution To The Opioid     Crisis Feels Like A War To Pain Patients By Art Levine Jay Lawrence, an energetic truck driver in his late 30s, was driving a semitrailer across a bridge when the brakes failed. To avoid plowing into the car in front of him, he swerved sideways and slammed the truck […]

The House Just Passed a Bill That Could Make Kratom Illegal

June 20, 2018

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By Peter Hesson June 18, 2018 Kratom, an herbal drug used by chronic pain patients and people with opioid use disorder, has been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s chopping block for years, but it could become illegal a lot sooner than expected. On Friday, 239 members of the US House of Representatives voted to pass […]

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

June 14, 2017

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BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY. THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY […]

SITSA creates a new “Schedule A” that gives the Attorney General of the United States the power to ban any “analogue” of an opioid that controls pain or provides an increase of energy.

June 14, 2017

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Kratom Advocates: If you’ve had one of those days that starts with friends calling you with bad news, and the news just gets worse and worse as the day goes on – then that describes my day perfectly. On Friday of last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, dropped […]

The price of a life-saving overdose treatment has increased 680% to $4,500 in the last 3 years

February 4, 2017

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Lydia Ramsey An emergency medication often referred to as an "antidote" for opioid overdoses has been skyrocketing in price over the last few years. The device, the only auto-injector version of naloxone, is called Evzio, and it’s made by Kaleo.  Naloxone instantly reverses opioid overdoses by blocking the drug from interacting with the brain’s receptors. […]