Amid the Opioid Crisis: Heroin


Opioid Crisis: Heroin In the midst of the opioid prescription crisis among patients using prescription drugs in the U.S. in recent years, there has been rising concerns about heroin that is never prescribed and illegal, but has been a constant concern for generations. According to the  in 2016 about 948,000 Americans reported using heroin within that past year, which officials said r...

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Take a stroll in the autumn, and see plants outside, along a trail, in the woods, perhaps near streams. While most are wonderful, even beautiful with their flowering and rainbow of colors, some should not be touched, or definitely not to be eaten, or even have skin contact. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of poisonous plants.  There are common native plants that cause allergic reactio...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies having kratom-linked products after determining people using the plant-based supplement are at risk of salmonella infections. Following a months-long investigation, the FDA said it identified “extremely high rates of salmonella contamination in kratom products collected and tested, leading to multiple recalls.” FDA Commi...

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