How to stop the deadly rise of prescription opioids

The growing opioid epidemic is creating an unprecedented crisis in the United States.While most Americans are not facing the consequences of a pandemic, those with a chronic medical condition are being prescribed the most potent painkillers, including heroin and fentanyl.That has put tens of thousands of people at risk of overdose.In some cases, they are […]

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Why Chinese herbal medicines are more potent than those sold in the US

The world’s second-largest consumer of traditional medicines, Chinese herbal medicine has been on a tear in recent years, with sales doubling from 2013 to 2014.But there is some debate about whether the products are as potent as the ones sold in western countries, and whether the Chinese have developed a taste for more potent and […]

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