Convicting El Chapo and Fighting Drugs

On February 12, 2019, jurors convicted Joaquin Guzmán Loera on multiple federal drug-related counts. Guzmán is popularly known as El Chapo, a nickname that means Shorty. Guzmán’s trial was well-publicized …

Drug Use Diminishes Life Expectancy

Despite modern medicine, sophisticated sanitation systems, the absence of war, and other advantages, it appears that life for U.S. residents is not as good as it could be. The life …

Effects and Dangers of Fentanyl

Fentanyl can be administered in lollipops, nasal or oral spray, patches, or injections. This medication is a synthetic, potent opioid analgesic. It is prescribed for managing severe pain. The DEA …

Are Opioid Guidelines Dangerous?

Solving the opioid crisis shouldn’t involve stopping or limiting the prescription of opioids for everyone, regardless of their conditions. Yet, some authorities are taking those actions, which has been creating …

Price Fixing Schemes for Drugs?

When it comes to prescription drugs, a generic drug will always be cheaper than a brand-name drug, right? Not necessarily. A number of pharmaceutical companies may have worked together to …

Yes, Poppy Seeds Are Related to Drugs

In an episode of the classic television show Seinfeld, one character tests positive for opium and experiences career problems because she ate muffins with poppy seeds. Although this sounds goofy, …

U.S. Drug Overdoses Are Still Rising

The numbers are in, and they’re not good. What are the numbers? They’re the numbers of drug-related deaths in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …