Obama Administration seeks $1.1B additional funding to battle heroin and abuse of prescription opioid

President Barrack Obama seeks an additional $1.1 billion in the face of increasing death rates due to overdoses of heroin and opioids. The Obama administration has already split the amount and categorized them to focus on different aspects like increasing medical-assisted facilities, prescriptions of antidotes, plans for overdose prevention, etc. These facilities are to be rolled out to the rural areas as well.

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FDA Panel In Favor of Opioid Implant to Treat Addicts

The FDA advisory panel has approved the use of an implant to help treat patients who are addicted to opiods. The implant will administer the drug slowly over a period of six months, but those opposed to the decision say that there are still problems with the implant that should be addressed before becoming approved for public use.

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Painkillers, Heroin increase US overdose cases

A powerful type of opioid painkillers and Heroin are the leading causes of drug overdose in the US, according to new federal statistics. Yahoo News reported that opioid painkillers have long been the leading reasons for overdose deaths in the US, but cases of death with heroin use have recently grown.

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