opioids

Epilepsy drug linked to opioid misuse

Epilepsy drug linked to opioid misuse

Olivia Donia | Staff Writer 09/27/2018 A recent study conducted by Duquesne University professor John Tomko has linked high dosages of the epilepsy drug Gabapentin to opioid abuse. Based on the findings of the study, Tomko recommends prescribing and distributing Gabapentin with more scrutiny and oversight. Gabapentin, brand name Neurontin, has been formally approved by […]

Allegheny county fighting opioid epidemic

Allegheny county fighting opioid epidemic

By Vince Gullo | Student Columnist 10/5/2017 Imagine living in a world where 9/11 happened every three weeks. It’d be almost inconceivable. What if I told you that we are living in that world right now? In the world of the opioid epidemic, 142 people die in America every day from overdoses. That’s the equivalent […]