Chiropractor: Med-free options still lagging


Synthetic opioids and other drugs are still killing dozens, if not more than 100, people each day in the United States.

Some efforts have been made to curb the overprescribing of opioids in hospital settings, but little has been done to guarantee health care facilities and insurance plans are using and covering the medication-free interventions, said Dr. Patrick Ensminger, a chiropractor with an office in Howland.

When a plane crashes in the United States, it is pretty big news. Many people, however, may be shocked to find out the amount of people dying from accidental overdoses still is enough to fill a 737 jetliner with passengers and crash it every day, killing everyone on board, Ensminger said.