You might think twice about how you want that steak cooked.By Dennis Thompson(HealthDay News) More than one out of three average Americans used a prescription opioid painkiller in 2015, despite growing concerns these medicines are promoting widespread addiction and overdose deaths, a new federal study shows. Adults, or about 38 percent of the population, took a legitimately prescribed opioid like OxyContin or Percocet in 2015, according to results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse.”It’s an awful lot of people who take these, mostly for medical purposes, but within that a significant percentage end up misusing them,” he added.The survey found that 11.5 million people, or nearly 5 percent of the population, misused prescription opioids they’d obtained through illicit means.About 1.9 million Americans (0.8 percent) reported full fledged opioid addiction.Overall, the results indicate that the medical profession is doing a poor job of appropriately prescribing opioid painkillers, Compton said.Previous studies have found “there’s still four times the rate of prescribing there was 15 years ago,” Compton said.
If the playoffs started next week, three of the NFC quarterbacks on opening weekend would be former MVPs, including the past two, and the fourth would be last year’s No. 1 overall pick. The highflying Rams (Jared Goff) would host the defending NFC champion Falcons (Matt Ryan), and Drew Brees’s Saints would host Newton’s Panthers..
Kevin Guskiewicz, the director for the Center of the Study of Retired Athletes at the University of North Carolina, points to a six year study of college players who wore accelerometers in their helmets that measured the location and severity of head impacts sustained during practice. Guskiewicz said that on average, North Carolina players had 950 impacts per player per season at practice. (The study was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and by the National Operating Committee in Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE)..
Remember one time he got fed up and he was like, is there anything you want to ask me?’ Jennings recalls. Had no idea this was coming. I hemmed and hawed for five, 10 seconds, it seemed like forever, and I finally said, what did you have for breakfast this morning, Alex.
As the company’s stock price went up, Dunlap realized that the premium was working against him. Because the company was becoming too expensive for any other company to acquire. Meanwhile, the book notes, Dunlap and his cronies resorted to a growing number of questionable accounting practices to the numbers each quarter.