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Growing popularity of synthetic opioid U-47700 causes concern in Texas

Growing popularity of synthetic opioid U-47700 causes concern in Texas

The number of drug overdose deaths in Texas gives only a glimpse of the larger picture of the drug abuse problem that America is facing today. Though lawmakers and healthcare providers in Texas are implementing the necessary guidelines and drug prevention and treatment programs, they still have a long way to go with drug U-47700 becoming popular among addicts. Continue reading

Pills Don’t Have a Free Pass – The underreporting of prescription drug deaths in Texas

Pills Don’t Have a Free Pass – The underreporting of prescription drug deaths in Texas

Prescription drugs are a hidden epidemic. It’s easier to let the abuse of prescription medications go under the radar because of their many legitimate uses. When used responsibly, drugs such as sedatives and painkillers help many people deal with the aches and discomforts of life. That said, the statistics behind the abuse of prescription substances have gone underreported in the state of Texas. Continue reading