a woman and her pharmacist discuss the opioid epidemic of 2019

Fallout From the Opioid Epidemic 2019

The roots of the opioid epidemic in 2019 can be traced back to 1991. That’s when we saw an increase in the number of prescriptions written for opioid-like drugs. Pharmaceutical companies brushed aside concerns about the potential for abuse. They made public statements asserting there was little risk to the population at large. We now…

Texas May Require Welfare Recipients to Take Drug Test

A bill moving through the Texas Legislature would make it a requirement for those receiving welfare, unemployment, and other government benefits to pass drug tests. The bill was authored by Republican State Sen. Jane Nelson. She is the chairwoman of the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee. It has already been approved in the Senate…