On October 29th, 2018 an off duty LA police officer did a fake raid on a drug warehouse. He and his friends pretended that this was a legitimate raid and ended up stealing a lot of marijuana and money. They even managed to fool cops that showed up at the scene. It was a plan that seems a little half
Believe it or not the number for outpatient treatment for benzodiazepines skyrocketed between 2003 and 2015. Primary care physicians are the ones who prescribed a big half of those. People seemed to be going to their primary care physicians to get drugs that might not be easily obtained elsewhere. Benzodiazepines are generally used to treat anxiety, seizures, and even insomnia.
70 percent of fatal overdoses in the United States in 2016 that had fentanyl or heroin also involved other drugs. When it came to cocaine, about 74 percent involved other drugs along with the cocaine. Most fatal overdoses happen when more or one drug is in the system. This happens a lot because drugs are cut with other drugs by
Colombia is known for being one of the most significant traffickers of cocaine into the United States. That is because cocaine is made from the leaf of the coca plant that grows in South America. It’s not surprising to hear a story of drugs being smuggled from Colombia, but this time it wasn’t cocaine, it was heroin. Using drug mules
People who use drugs often have intravenous drug use wounds. Those come about from using syringes to inject drugs like heroin into their veins. It is common to get infections or wounds that just won’t heal. This is due to dirty needles or the sharing of needles or just not properly taking care of them. There now exists wound care
Fentanyl is a dangerous drug that has been taking the United States by storm. It is a synthetic opioid drug, which means it is made in a lab. It is considered to be more than 100 times stronger than morphine and even more addictive than heroin. It is a painkiller that is often prescribed in hospitals even now. It has
There is a new drug available called esketamine, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved it for use. Esketamine is a nasal spray that is meant to be an antidepressant to help those where no other treatment seems to work. Depression can interfere with day to day life. It can keep people from reaching their full potential or