Did the American Medical Association downplay the risk of opioid addiction? Its Purdue-backed teaching tool says Yes — and worse.
To call Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek the Mother of Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) is no exaggeration. The physician/scientist, who died March 27 at the age of 84, was not only a core part of the team who helped make the process safe, but she “conducted landmark studies that led to the establishment of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction.”
After getting through a full year of isolation, sober folks are more than ready to celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month. More than deserving too. Then again, right now people are ready to celebrate just about anything.
During the Great Depression, the goal was to get a chicken in every pot. Now that COVID has reignited the opioid epidemic, the goal should be Narcan in every pocket. Because only then will we truly be able to curb the rash of fatal opioid overdoses. That’s what first responders are saying anyway. And so are addiction experts Lala Tanmoy…
Fentanyl and COVID-19 go together like, well, Mass Murder and Black Death. That’s obvious. But did you also know both killing machines spring from the same place? Yep. It’s true. The 21st century’s most lethal synthetic opioid and and its equivalent coronavirus both come from Wuhan, China. And we can just imagine how proud Wuhanians are of giving birth to…