The alarming rate of headlines surrounding the opioid-related crisis in the news over the past couple of years raised concerns for the health care industry. In response, a group of veterans launched Eleanor Health in 2019 – in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (a company committed to value-based payment). Eleanor Health is an addiction and mental
Medical marijuana has been a hot button topic for quite a while now, along with legalizing the recreational use of it as well. CBD oil is a bit different though, as it doesn’t contain high levels of THC. THC is the part of marijuana that can make you feel the effects of the high. CBD has been proven to work
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