Most Common Cause of Poisoning Death Due to Drugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report revealing that in 2008, poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in the United States accounting for more than 41,000 deaths, with nine out of 10 mortalities caused by drugs that year.  The report also states that misuse and abuse of opioid […]

Positive Strides Being Made in Utah

The Waismann Method would like to acknowledge and recognize the positive strides being made in Utah towards the prevention of prescription drug abuse and proper disposal of unused medications. Over the past month, Utah County health officials have obtained approximately 892 pounds of prescription drugs (the equivalent of more than 92,000 pills and an estimated […]

FDA Approves new OxyContin Formulation

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2008 approximately half a million people used OxyContin for non-medical reasons. The rate at which individuals are misusing opiates such as OxyContin is nothing short of alarming. For example, 27 percent of all patients treated by the pioneering Waismann […]