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Facebook takes off posts with opioid-based hashtags on Instagram after FDA warning

Making praiseworthy move toward supporting the federal agencies in combating the skyrocketing opioid crisis, Facebook has cracked down on the opioid-based posts and hashtags on Instagram. Consequently, any hashtags or posts containing drug names, such as #fentanyl, #oxycontin, #opioids, will not show any results. Read more

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Florida Legislature passes bill to spend $53 million on opioid addiction treatment

The American states have been striving hard to fight against the problem of opioid addiction. In the wake of the opioid crisis, they have enunciated a string of measures to curb the problem. In yet another initiative taken against the ongoing opioid crisis, the Florida Legislature has now passed the bill HB 21, which imposes restrictions on prescription drugs and allows spending funds worth over $53 million on the treatment and prevention of opioid abuse. Read more

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Florida’s restriction on prescribing opioids may force doctors to leave patients in pain

The United States is in the throes of opioid epidemic, which is only getting worse by the day. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 11.8 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in 2015. In fact, around 948,000 people aged 12 or older abused heroin in 2015.   Read more