The Guilfordian

NIH and CDC work to overcome opioid epidemic

Annette Varghese, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Starting in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured health care professionals that the use of opioids in prescription painkillers would not lead to widespread abuse of the substance or overdoses. This lead health care professionals to prescribe opioid medicine at higher rates, and misuse of...

War on drugs: what has it accomplished?

Jake Delahanty, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

Last Sunday was April 20, and I’m sure many Guilford students were ‘celeblazing’ the day. So, let’s talk about drugs. The war on drugs has been a massive failure. I know it, you know it. Its goal was to reduce drug abuse, crime and drug availability while creating more treatment options...