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News: 27 States Have Filed Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturer

Cooper Smith ❘

More and more frequently, states have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. It essentially comes down to two factors: advertising and distribution.

News: Is Your City at Risk for a Spice Outbreak?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

Spice. K2. Fake weed. Whatever you call, the drug mimics the chemicals in Marijuana but has different side effects, and it's becoming popular.

The Relationship Between Drugs and Gun Violence

Jasmine Bittar ❘

The relationship between drugs and gun violence is a very complex one because both are serious problems facing American society.

Can a Small Louisiana Town End an Opioid Manufacturer’s Sketchy Marketing?

Jasmine Bittar ❘

A small town in Louisiana is attempting to fight the opioid epidemic by suing opioid manufacturers. Maybe this will convince them to change their ways.

News: Politicians Leading the Fight Against Addiction

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

President Trump declared the Opioid Crisis a “Public Health Emergency,” and he's not the only politician who's taking action to fight addiction.

News: Cigarettes and Opioids: A New Solution to the Opioid Epidemic

Jasmine Bittar ❘

Cigarettes and opioids stimulate the brain in similar ways. Recent research suggests that smoking cigarettes may affect opioid addiction.

Smartphone Addiction Linked to Chemical Imbalance and Depression

Isabella Cruz ❘

Smartphone addiction is a serious problem that is getting worse, and recent studies have shown a connection to chemical imbalance and depression.

President Trump Declares Opioid Crisis “Health Emergency”

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

On October 26, 2017, President Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency.

FDA Considering Slashing Nicotine Levels To Prevent Addiction

Jeffrey Juergens ❘

The FDA announced a plan to reduce smoking-related deaths in the United States by reducing the level of nicotine in cigarettes to make them non-addictive.

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