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Dangerous New Drug Called Eutylone Causes East Coast Overdoses

Eutylone, a new drug that authorities in Florida describe as a synthetic psychoactive bath salt, has begun to spread across the state. The drug has caused overdose deaths in Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Florida. The overdose deaths linked to eutylone usually involve an adulterant such as fentanyl or cocaine. Eutylone As A Bait-And-Switch Drug Eutylone

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FDA Accuses Opioid Distributor of Shipping Illegitimate Products

On Tuesday, the FDA continued its investigation and crackdown on bad actors within the pharmaceutical industry by sending a warning letter sent to drug distributor McKessson. The sternly-worded letter accuses the opioid distrubitor of shipping "illegitimate" product. This is the first time the FDA has taken formal enforcement action to curb abuse. The letter from

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Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations Jumped 245% in 7 Years

An alarming uptick of amphetamine use, such as crystal meth and speed, has quietly taken center stage for some hospitals also struggling with opioids abuse. Between 2008 and 2015, Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245%, according to the American Medical Association’s latest report. The increase is a startling reminder that the addiction epidemic isn’t isolated

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NY Judge Upholds Opioid Lawsuit Judgement

On June 18, a New York judge refused to dismiss any of the claims by eight counties against drug makers. The opioid lawsuit included judgments against Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and several other prescription-opioid manufacturers. The judge explained that the plaintiffs (the counties) had adequately explained several violations of the law, including consumer protection