Polysubstance Use

Polysubstance Use

The use of more than one drug, also known as polysubstance use, is common. This includes when two or more substances are taken together or within a short time period, either intentionally or unintentionally. Intentional polysubstance use occurs when a person takes a...
“Tranq” and Other Trends in Overdose Data

“Tranq” and Other Trends in Overdose Data

In recent years, the dangers of widespread opioid drug use have been further complicated with the infiltration of additional licit and illicit substances. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of drug overdose deaths increased...
Antimicrobial Resistance – Why it Matters

Antimicrobial Resistance – Why it Matters

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. That means the germs are not killed and continue to grow. Resistant infections can be difficult, and sometimes impossible, to...
The Increasing Danger of Fentanyl To America’s Youth

The Increasing Danger of Fentanyl To America’s Youth

Fentanyl is not just a danger or concern for individuals suffering from addiction, it should be of concern to occasional and even first-time recreational users. Be sure your children are aware of the dangers of fentanyl. A good resource is https://www.dea.gov/onepill...
Laboratory Harmonization

Laboratory Harmonization

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), along with 19 other healthcare organizations, are petitioning Congress for an additional $7.2 million to be appropriated to the CDC in an effort to improve clinical laboratory test harmonization. According to the...