The price of a life-saving overdose treatment has increased 680% to $4,500 in the last 3 years

Lydia Ramsey An emergency medication often referred to as an "antidote" for opioid overdoses has been skyrocketing in price over the last few years. The device, the only auto-injector version of naloxone, is called Evzio, and it's made by Kaleo.  Naloxone instantly reverses opioid overdoses by blocking the drug from interacting with the brain’s receptors. …

JCPS senior receives national recognition from Girl Scouts for heroin documentary

Posted: Nov 07, 2016 11:59 AM CST Updated: Nov 07, 2016 11:59 AM CST Hannah Gadd LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County Public Schools senior who created a documentary about heroin addiction has received national recognition from the Girl Scouts of the USA. Hannah Gadd, a student at Louisville Male High School, has been …

Could marijuana become a treatment for heroin addicts?

Some think it offers a gateway out of opioid use Matt Koesters | WCPO contributor 7:00 AM, Sep 25, 2016   Is marijuana a gateway drug? Carrie Roberts sure hopes so. %page_break%Roberts, a consultant with Colorado-based Medicine Man Technologies, doesn't believe that marijuana use leads to abuse of harder drugs, though. Instead, she thinks it …

Maryland has recently been cited as a state with a high rate of opioid addiction, and now some are seeing legalizing marijuana as taking a lead against the epidemic and are also urging southern states like Kentucky to join in.

Maryland has recently been cited as a state with a high rate of opioid addiction, and now some are seeing legalizing marijuana as taking a lead against the epidemic and are also urging southern states like Kentucky to join in. Newsmax reports that nine states will be voting on marijuana legalization in 2016, but is …

What the hell is the deal with doctors,the government and the bullshit with prescribed opiates?

    theonly1theymake   *Please excuse/ignore my crappy grammar .I was too lazy to edit before publishing and wrote this in a hurry on my phone. You’ve most like heard about,dealt with or had someone you know deal with the “epidemic” of prescribed narcotics. Daily,hourly,minute by minute Doctors Nurse practitioners ,and anyone else that can …

UK gets $6 million grant to research cocaine addiction

Saturday, November 21, 2015    Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:22 AM By Linda B. Blackford Lexington Herald-Leader LEXINGTON - A group of University of Kentucky researchers has won a $6 million grant to further develop a potential treatment for cocaine abuse. UK College of Pharmacy professor Chang-Guo Zhan, along with UK professors Fang Zheng …

Opiate Users Needed for Research Studies (Lexington, KY)

Do you currently use drugs like Lortab, Percocet, Oxycontin, or heroin to get high? Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting a study to examine the strength and effects of prescription opioids. You may be eligible to participate if you are between the ages of 18 and 50, you have taken opioid drugs intranasally …

"The irony of the situation is that he’s basically taking heroin to maintain his physical condition to continue to investigate major drug dealers," the attorney said.

How one FBI agent who busted drug rings became an addict     Washington (AFP) - Matthew Lowry once had a promising career in the FBI. But his drug addiction got the better of him, and on Thursday, he was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing heroin he had collected as evidence. Lowry, …

Why Do Clinics Deny Painkillers To Medical Marijuana Patients?

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ Should health care facilities have the power to make lifestyle decisions for you -- and punish you when your choices don't measure up to their ideals? More and more hospitals are making exactly those kinds of decisions when it comes to people who choose to use marijuana -- even legal patients …