Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez

I am a Data Analyst for a pharmaceutical consultant firm in Northridge, CA. I am also a writer of all things that fascinate me and avid researcher of topics that range from healthcare to sports to politics and beyond.

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  • Alex Hernandez
    Published 10 months ago
    Fentanyl–Use vs Abuse

    Fentanyl–Use vs Abuse

    The National Institute of Health recorded 9,580 deaths related to Fentanyl use in 2015, and projected it to go higher in the next few years. In 2017, Fentanyl had become the most widely used synthetic opioid in medicine. Fentanyl is so potent that it is measured to be anywhere between 50 to 1,000 times stronger than morphine. It has been illegally used to cut heroin, and prescribed for non-cancer pain. The drug, Fentanyl, has a narrow therapeutic index,, which suggest it has a higher risk of death than most drugs.
  • Alex Hernandez
    Published 10 months ago
    Healthcare: A Right or Privilege?

    Healthcare: A Right or Privilege?

    The debate over American healthcare has spanned decades, but it has not been in a greater spotlight than it is now. Social media and news outlets have gone through great lengths to spread information to its readers and viewers to allow the people to make more informed decisions. Problem is, no one can agree if healthcare should be a right of every citizen or simply a privilege for those who can afford it.