How Much Are Docs Responsible for Patients’ Opioid Abuse? – Medpage Today

F. Perry Wilson, MD, looks at the data on how patients get hooked

Source: How Much Are Docs Responsible for Patients’ Opioid Abuse? | Medpage Today

And if you’re having trouble falling asleep one night here’s the link to the source study.

Source: Incident and long-term opioid therapy among patients with ps… : PAIN

Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico – Fabius Maximus

Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored — contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico.  (Graphic copyright Stratfor 2016)

Source: Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico | Fabius Maximus website

With increasing legalization of marijuana in the US the cartels are now selling more heroin and methamphetamine.  It’s been a while since I read up on this issue.

Still looking to buy that beachfront bargain in Mexico?

Drug Tests: More American Workers Are Testing Positive

Goodbye opioids.  Hello heroin.  Cheaper and easier to get heroin nowadays than prescription pain killers.

Source: Drug Tests: More American Workers Are Testing Positive

The number of U.S. workers testing positive for illegal drugs has reached its highest level in a decade, according to a new study.  With a huge jump in heroin use.