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Straight Out of Pulp Fiction: An Injection for Opioid Overdose You Can Use at Home

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 09, 2014

Heroin, Oxycontin or any opioid overdose is easily reversed with naloxone. You’ve seen it in the movies and it’s true, naloxone works to wake people up from the dead, well . . . most of the time. Now people won’t have to wait for paramedics to arrive or to get to the ER, it will be available as a prescription.

The FDA has approved Evzio (naloxone injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, which as you know manifests as respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. See More

“Tamper Proof”: The Hardest Opioids to Abuse

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 20, 2014

Prescription drug abuse, as you know, is an epidemic in the United States. So, what are we doing about it? One of the new ways pharmaceutical companies are trying to help out is to make opioids with abuse “deterrent” properties. For folks who crush these opioids to snort or dissolve them to inject for quicker onset and a better high, it’s getting harder.

Here are the opioids that are hardest to abuse and why:

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The Big 8 Constipation-Causing Medications

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 18, 2013

You are all stopped up and can’t find an obvious reason. Look over your medication list and you may find the source. Constipation has many causes but medications are among the most common.

First, if your stools are too hard or too small or pooping is too difficult or infrequent you are constipated. Officially, constipation is defined as a stool frequency of less than three per week. It can be miserable and medications prescribed by us, your physicians, are frequently to blame. See More

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