The CDC reports that opioids of all types have killed more than 33,000 people in 2015 alone, and the number is rising. A newer threat of mixed opioids plagues Ventura County in California and could signal a need for more caution across the country.

As the nation battles an opioid epidemic, clinicians across the country are forced to reconsider the abuse potential of a nerve pain medication - gabapentin.

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Acutis Diagnostics (, a New York headquartered clinical toxicology laboratory, has announced that it has acquired 11,000 square feet of additional space in East Northport, New York to support the ongoing growth of its medication monitoring and drugs of abuse testing operations. The new facility is designed with state of the art clinical laboratorial amenities.