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‘Why Do You Take Those Pills, Mummy?’

Every morning, I get up. I shower, brush my teeth, prepare lunch boxes and school uniforms. Then I take my medication. It's an ingrained routine that I could do in my sleep – a streamlined process that ensures everyone's out the door on time and my sanity is in check, my bipolar disorder held at [...]

‘Death Pill’: Fentanyl Disguised As Other Drugs Linked To Spike In US Overdoses

On Alpha Bay users can purchase, fentanyl nasal sprays, geltabs, and even U-47700 – a research opiate– – in the form of Pez candies. Photograph: Flickr The tablets look just like pharmaceutical grade pills, or Pez candy. They are marked as the anti-anxiety medication Xanax, prescription painkillers or packaged in colorful candy wrappers. [...]

By |2016-05-29T18:51:19+10:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Rise of All-Purpose Antidepressants

Antidepressant use among Americans is skyrocketing. Adults in the U.S. consumed four times more antidepressants in the late 2000s than they did in the early 1990s. As the third most frequently taken medication in the U.S., researchers estimate that 8 to 10 percent of the population is taking an antidepressant. But this spike does not [...]