On Sunday, November 26, 2017, major tobacco companies began running court-ordered “corrective statements” to finally tell Americans the truth about how deadly cigarettes are and how hard the industry worked to hide the truth so it could make more money.
In 2006, a federal court ordered tobacco companies to run TV and newspaper ads “on five topics about which they had deliberately deceived the public: the adverse health effects of smoking; the addictiveness of smoking and n
Imagine if someone you loved told you they had diabetes, a serious physical health condition. It is manageable through certain medical care and will not threaten their life if they stay on the right treatment plan. How would you react? Would you be concerned, offer your support, ask what you could do to help? Now imagine if someone you loved told you they had bipolar disorder. Would you react differently? Would you laugh and think they are “crazy”. Would you all of a sudden
Do you ever wonder how drugs are scheduled and penalties are established? Drug Schedules Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential. These lists are intended as general references and are not comprehensive listings of all controlled substances. Schedule I Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defi
Make It to the Table: This Thanksgiving Eve, Don't Drink and Drive Social Media Blitz Wednesday, November 22 To make our roads safer around Thanksgiving, NHTSA is organizing a 1-day highway safety community social media blitz. Please join by sharing their posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and by engaging with your followers with your own posts. Use #buzzeddriving and #designateddriver to connect. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is a cultural phenomenon called
The federal government in late October declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis headed by Gov. Chris Christie issued its final report. Where does this leave us? Consider the facts. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reported 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016, more than the 58,000 lives lost in the Vietnam War. Deaths from prescription opioids more than quadru
WASHINGTON – Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the DEA and its more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 912,305 pounds—456 tons—of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at more than 5,300 collection sites. That is almost six tons more than was collected at last spring’s event. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fa
The state’s roadway fatalities eclipsed 300 in late October and now include 306 deaths through Wednesday, said the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in a news release — putting the state on a path to match its recent average. The four main factors in roadway deaths, the public safety department said, have been alcohol-related crashes (90), speeding (66), unbelted motorists (57) and distracted driving (13). Three-fourths of those who died were male (229) compared to 77 fem