Imodium A-D is the Newest High

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If you go to the store for some Imodium A-D and find the shelves bare, you can blame the opioid addicts in your town. Strange as it may sound, addicts who are addicted to painkillers are turning to anti-diarrhea medicine as opioids become harder and harder to get.

Apparently, Loperamide, the main ingredients in Imodium A-D, is an opioid agent. When taken in sufficiently high quantities it can produce the same effects as pain killers.

It’s a cheap alternative for addicts. A box of 400 pills only costs about $10.00. Addicts have been known to take anywhere from 100 to 300 pills a day.

Taking this many pills is, of course, unhealthy and can lead to kidney and liver failure as well as heart problems.


NSC Wants Workplace Policies for Painkiller Use

From the National Safety Council website:

“A new report by the National Safety Council examines recent court decisions in which injured workers died from an overdose of pain medications.

This report identifies:

– When opioid-related overdose is compensable.

– How to protect your injured workers from potential dangers of opioid pain medications.

– How employers can reduce the risk of compensable costs associated with opioid use or related to opioid use.

After sign-up, you will receive an email from customerservice@nsc.org with a link to view and download the report. If you do not receive the email within a few minutes, first check your junk mail folder or email us at rxsafety@nsc.org. Sometimes our emails get blocked or caught by your spam filter. Remember to add this email address to your safe sender list through your email provider to avoid updates being blocked or going to your junk mail.”

Download the report