Opiod treatment. Controversy surrounding its abuse in the U.S.

Introduction A recent article published in The Washington Post discusses the conflict that has emerged in the US with the advertising and prescription of opioid analgesics, as a result of the manipulation of information detected in their promotion and bias regarding the...

Is vaping a new dangerous drug? A short review of the issue focused on the US

Two recent news articles have asked us to think about it: The first is that the prevalence of “vaping” among adolescents in the United States has more than doubled since 2017. According to data from the New England Journal of Medicine (see HERE), an objective increase...

The United States has the highest drug overdose mortality rates. Possible increase in other Western countries

A recent study piblished in Science Daily (February 21, 2019)  found that drug overdose death rates in the United States are 3.5 times higher on average when compared to 17 other high-income counties. A team from the University of Southern California led by Jessica Ho examined...

Arizona and Florida have declared internet PORN a public health risk

Based on research that has found links between pornography and ‘mental and physical illnesses,’ among a host of other societal and individual ills, Arizona yesterday declared pornography a public health risk*  – a year after Florida did the same.  Republican...