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Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid that has been used in clinical settings for decades and is often described as 50 times stronger than heroin.

Big Pharma and big retailers like Walmart, CVS and Walgreens that got rich off opioid sales have offered settlements in the billions of dollars to escape liability for the national addiction crisis they helped cause. They don’t admit guilt, but they can’t escape it, either. And the aftermath of the mess they created continues to worsen by the day as street addicts feed their habits with fentanyl, a far more potent and deadly alternative to opioids.

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MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From July to December 2019 to July to December 2021, there was an increase in overdose deaths and deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyls (IMFs), according to research published in the Dec. 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

For both men and women, it takes a complicated chain of events to move from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. The mind has to stay focused, nerves have to stay sensitive, and blood has to flow to all the right places. Unfortunately, many things can break the chain -- including, perhaps, the pills in your medicine cabinet.

The annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology was held this year from Nov. 10 to 14 in Philadelphia and attracted participants from around the world, including rheumatology specialists, physicians, scientists, and other health professionals. The conference featured presentations focusing on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis as well as other rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

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MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid initiation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with similar major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and all-cause mortality risk versus nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) initiation; however, opioids did contribute to a higher risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held from Nov. 10 to 14 in Philadelphia.

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