Do You Know Where Your Unused Prescriptions End Up?

More than four billion prescriptions are filled each year. Have you ever wondered what happens to all the unused prescription pills? Do they sit in the back of a medicine cabinet, collecting dust? Are they thrown in the trash or flushed down the toilet? You are probably thinking, “Does it matter?” The answer is yes! … Continued

Addicted Babies

Every year, roughly 10,000 babies are born addicted to painkillers. Their first days of life are excruciating ─ consisting of stiff limbs, tremors, extreme diarrhea, fever, irritability, and excessive crying. They are often separated from their mothers and taken to neonatal intensive care units, where they receive small doses of morphine to treat their opioid … Continued

What is Naloxone?

91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Naloxone can help. Learn more about this life saving medicine in this short video.

Study Says: Acupuncture Is a Safe Alternative for Painkillers

Data shows that 80 percent of heroin users started with prescription medications given to treat an injury or post-surgery pain. And as the opioid epidemic rages on, medical professionals are looking for painkiller alternatives. According to a study recently published by the Medical Journal of Australia, acupuncture could be the answer they have been searching … Continued

You Ask & We Answer

Q. I recently started taking painkillers for my bad back. I’ve read all the horror stories in the news about falling prey to addiction. What can I do to not fall into the trap? Alex E., Framingham, MA A. This is an excellent question. There are several ways you can support yourself to manage your … Continued