Heroin news, articles and information:

U.S. doctors are licensed drug dealers fueling heroin addiction among patients

6/28/2015 - It's no secret that heroin is a terrible drug that destroys lives; it's considered one of the most addictive substances created and is so powerful that people typically experience constant cravings. While those who get wrapped up in this dark world are perceived as dangerous, troubled individuals, let's...

One class of Big Pharma medication kills more people in NYC annually than homicides

5/12/2015 - The latest statistics show that the deadly street drug heroin is now responsible for killing more people in New York City than homicides, a startling fact that's sparking fresh concerns about what some fear might be a "comeback" of the use of this crude opiate drug. But comparatively speaking, more...

Study: cannabis among safest therapeutic substances; alcohol more dangerous than heroin and cocaine

2/25/2015 4:23:33 PM - The hypocrisy of many prohibitionists who condemn legal cannabis by day while imbibing on beer, wine and liquor by night was highlighted recently after researchers demonstrated that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, exceeding both cocaine and heroin in terms of mortality risk. A...

Heroin overdoses possibly linked to other causes

10/22/2014 - A report was recently released that found a full-blown heroin crisis to be on the rise this year, plaguing the streets of New York. This has allegedly been the worst episode of state-wide drug overdoses related to heroin for any given year since 2003. In total, 420 people died in 2013, while there had...

Vermont quits hypocritical, failed War on Drugs; plans to treat heroin addiction epidemic as health issue

9/3/2014 - Vermont is taking a novel approach to its treatment of epidemic heroin addition: State officials are beginning to treat the problem as a health issue rather than continuing to pursue the failed policies of uber-drug-enforcement with little emphasis devoted to rehabilitation -- the policy approach that...

Federal government considers marijuana to be as bad as heroin, but drug 15x stronger than heroin is still legal

8/28/2014 - A new deadly designer drug has hit the streets of America, and other countries across the globe, that experts say is five to 15 stronger than heroin, according to a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The drug is particularly worrisome because of its inability to be detected. In fact, it...

McDonald's employee sells customers heroin with Happy Meals

2/1/2014 - Do you remember the "McStatin" issue in 2010? That's when Dr. Darrell Francis of Imperial College London suggested that fast food restaurants dispense free statin drugs with their fast food meals, the way condiments are available. The paper urging this madness was published in the American Journal...

Prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined

9/24/2012 - According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined. "An...

Jabs and more jabs - Combined 'anti-heroin' and HIV vaccine supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse

9/11/2012 - A doctor at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland, the same locale where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) coordinates its own tyrannous operations, has been awarded a $5 million grant to complete the development of a combination "anti-heroin" and human...

Big Pharma's Oxycontin addicts being forced to heroin; war on drugs is complete failure

7/21/2012 - Is the suggestion that the so-called "War on Drugs," begun in the early 1980s, has turned out to be a complete failure? Not really, when you consider the connection between Big Pharma and the illicit drug trade. What? You didn't know there even was a connection? Well, there is, and if anything, maybe...

Prescription narcotics cause more deaths than both heroin and cocaine

12/23/2009 - On the heels of the sudden death of celebrity actress Brittany Murphy (http://www.naturalnews.com/027781_Brittany_Murphy_drugs.html), people are once again raising the question of just how dangerous prescription drugs might really be. Some are arguing, however, that street drugs are the real danger,...

Workout Warriors and Heroin Addicts Not Too Dissimilar, Say Researchers

9/30/2009 - According to researchers from Tufts University, the sense of euphoria people experience during rigorous exercise sessions produces hormones similar to those produced by people addicted to opiates. Tufts University researchers discovered this after breaking up a group of 85 male and female rats into...

FDA Approval of Antipsychotics for Children Mirrors Bayer, AMA Approvals of Heroin as Cough Medicine for Children

6/11/2009 - Today an FDA advisory panel approved the prescribing of powerful mind-altering chemicals for children. Seroquel, Zyprexa and Goedon have now been approved by the advisory panel to be prescribed to children as young as 10 years old to treat a fictitious disease invented by psychiatrists and given the...

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines

9/2/2008 - When handsome and talented young actor Heath Ledger died last winter, the New York City medical examiner's autopsy report revealed his death was due to an unintentional life-ending cocktail of prescription drugs, including anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam...

The secret history of Big Pharma's role in creating and marketing heroin, LSD, meth, Ecstasy and speed

4/3/2007 - Most consumers think that street drugs are in an entirely different class than prescription drugs, and they believe that pharmaceutical companies would never manufacture or sell street drugs. But guess what? As you'll read here, drug companies actually invented many of the street drugs now considered...

Prescription painkillers now more common than heroin as street drugs

11/27/2006 - Hard recreation drugs are being passed up many drug abusers in favor of prescription narcotics like morphine and OxyContin, according to a new study across seven Canadian cities. A recent research report states that heroin continues to be the number-one illegal drug across cities such as Vancouver...

Prescription pain killers involved in more drug overdose deaths than cocaine or heroin in the US (press release)

9/25/2006 - Trends analysis of drug poisoning deaths has helped explain a national epidemic of overdose deaths in the USA that began in the 1990s, concludes Leonard Paulozzi and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. The contribution of prescription pain killers to the epidemic...

Prescription painkillers cause more overdoses than heroin or cocaine

7/26/2006 - Death due to overdose of drugs such as heroin and cocaine have been overshadowed by deaths from opioid prescription painkiller overdoses, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study recently found. The opioids Oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and fentanyl have been sold in increasing...

Anti-drug vaccination plan could immunize people from effects of cocaine, heroin and nicotine

7/26/2004 - How would you like your children to be immune to the pharmacological effects of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, and even nicotine? Using new medical vaccination technologies, children can now be immunized against the effects of these drugs so that they don't feel the high, or the brain chemistry alterations,...

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