Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers (Data Provided)

(for full data, see attachment at end of article) Drug overdose deaths have continued with a steady increase in recent years, while the opioid crisis shifts from taking lives with painkillers like oxycodone to more lethal compounds like heroin and fentanyl, new data show. Overall, the rate of fatal overdoses from all drugs has increased…

Licenses for 30 New Jersey pain doctors revoked or suspended for over-prescribing opiates

NJ Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs has announced thirty New Jersey pain doctors and physicians have lost their jobs over the past year for over-prescribing painkillers and other narcotics that can lead to addiction. Pain physicians in New Jersey to blame in part for state’s heroin crisis State officials said…