Carfentanil: 100x Stronger Than Fentanyl

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is warning the public and police nationwide about the risks of carfentanil, an analogue of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl, which is 100 times more potent than fentanyl. Carfentanil is a Schedule II substance under the...

Drug overdose deaths hit record numbers in 2014

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in just one year, according to new data published today...

Behavioral Problems Linked to Cortisol Levels

Cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, seems to behave in contradictory ways in children. Some youngsters with behavioral problems have abnormally high levels of cortisol, while others with identical problems have abnormally low levels. What’s going on?...

Children, Migraines and Behavioral Problems

Kids who get migraine headaches are much more likely than other children to also have behavioral difficulties, including social and attention issues, and anxiety and depression. The more frequent the headaches, the greater the effect, according to research out now in...

Why heroin is spreading in America’s suburbs

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-heroin-spreading-to-us-suburbs-2014-4 Soon after, a friend gave her some prescription painkiller pills to try, which Ana (not her real name) says made her feel even better than the alcohol. But by that time her dependence on the...
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