Freelance writer with 10+ years of experience with specialties in food, health, and medical topics.
Purdue Pharma is Exploring Bankruptcy
Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxycontin, is exploring the idea of bankruptcy to protect itself from over a thousand lawsuits filed across the country blaming them, in part, for the opioid addiction crisis that has claimed thousands of lives in states across the US.
The manufacturer of Oxycontin, as well as the Sackler family that controls the majority of the company, say they are under duress due to the massive litigation they face by counties, cities, and states. They have been repeated...
Easy-to-Make and Delicious Herb Biscuits
Do you know what the secret ingredient for these biscuits is? Cottage cheese! These biscuits are crispy-on-the-outside and moist and tender on the inside. Slap on some butter and these warm and tasty biscuits will melt in your mouth. For more mouthwatering recipe ideas, take some time out from your busy day to visit and bookmark our friends at www.culinary.net.
Below the video are the normal recipe directions. It’s always recommended that you use cooking gloves when baking with fresh ingredie...
In Delaware, 3000 People Run 5K to Raise Awareness of Addiction
More than 3,000 people rallied, ran and walked in Old New Castle, Delaware last Saturday morning to raise awareness for what organizers say is the public health crisis of this generation.
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Cocaine-Opioid Cocktails Have Been Killing Since 2010
People have been dying from opioid and cocaine cocktails regularly since 2010, but there hasn’t been much reporting on it.
Let’s Talk About Pork Chops
Pork chops are thought of as a Southern food, an inherently American food that brings back collective memories of family get-togethers and tea.
Border Patrol Nabs Largest Fentanyl Bust Ever
Last week, the federal government announced one of the largest fentanyl drug busts ever, containing 254 pounds of the synthetic drug.
Scientists Are Building a “Library” of Street Drugs Like K2 and Spice
Over the past decade, an alarming number of people have begun to consume drugs like Spice, K2, and synthetic marijuana.
5 Thoughtful Quick Gifts for Foodies Who Cook
Looking for some great gifts for foodies who also like to play chef a few times a week? The selection of great gifts will make shopping easy, especially when it comes to buying Christmas gifts.
Benzodiazepines: The Silent Addiction Epidemic
Over the past several years, the media has paid a lot of attention to the opioid epidemic, without noting another silent killer: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines. Benzos prescriptions such as Klonopin, Xanax, and Ativan, used primarily to help with anxiety disorders, have been rising steadily. Research shows they are increasingly prescribed for off-label use, without regards to their addictive properties.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 30 percent o...
Ice Cream: a Bit of History & 22 Vintage Recipes
Ice cream is a food that is cherished equally by people around the world, from children to the old. But did you know that originally, ice cream was considered the food of Gods?
One in Five American Teens Has Vaped Nicotine
Last year, in September, the US Food and Drug Administration put out a stern press release declaring vaping “an epidemic” among young people, particularly minors.
US Federal Attorneys Halt Safe Injection Sites in PA
A nonprofit organization named Safehouse has drawn fire from federal prosecutors, who have finally made good on their threats of taking action to shut it down.
Hallucinogenic “Monkey Dust” Sold in UK, Australia
A new hallucinogenic drug known as “Monkey Dust” has been found in Europe and Australia. Officials say it’s a potent offshoot of methamphetamine – but cheaper and with psychoactive components.
Roasted Pears and Yogurt: A Perfect Treat
Fall is the time of year that I long for something simple, yet sweet, and this decadent-looking breakfast treat will make the days leading up to winter less glum. This is a great brunch idea — so simple, so yummy!