Addiction

Delaware County sues opiod drugmakers; any awards will go to drug treatment

Delaware County has become the first county in Pennsylvania to sue some of the largest manufacturers of addictive painkillers, joining a growing …

Delaware Valley

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments with other meds

Growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone take other prescription pills<p>Suboxone is a form of opioid replacement therapy that …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

America’s opioid epidemic is so bad it’s causing average life expectancy to drop

A new study looks at the numbers — and they’re fairly grim.<p>The typical American was expected to die a little earlier in 2015 than 2014 — and a dramatic rise in drug overdose deaths is largely to blame, according to a new study in <i>JAMA</i>.<p>The study examined changes in life expectancy between 2000 and …

Politics

Epidemic at work?: Businesses forced to deal with drug abuse

NEW YORK – After a troubled youth himself, Phillip Cohen made it a practice to hire people at his woodworking business who have also struggled with addiction and mental health issues. But when an employee died from a drug overdose, he adopted a zero-tolerance policy.<p>"I think I have saved lives," …

Substance Abuse

The War Within: Portraits of Vietnam Veterans Fighting Heroin Addiction

Caption from LIFE. "The tears that rolled down Chad Harris's cheeks were partly a symptom of withdrawal: he hadn't had a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Arthur …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

This smartphone app was approved by the FDA to treat addiction, but will people use it?

If you’re being treated for substance-use disorder, your phone might soon ask if you’ve used today.<p>There is, as of last week, an app for that.<p>The …

Medicine

Drug drop-boxes the latest tool to fight opioid crisis | NOLA.com

In an effort to fight the state's opioid epidemic, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Wednesday (Sept. 20) announced a program to put …

New Orleans

Why You Should Worry About Coca-Cola More Than Opioids

The opioid epidemic has received a lot of media and political attention recently, much more than food-related diseases such as diabetes. Axios …

Alzheimer's Disease

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans' life spans, a U.S. government study …

Philadelphia

Increase in drug-overdose deaths affect overall life-expectancy in U.S., report

While overall life-expectancy in the U.S. increased over a 15 year period, rising death rates from drug overdoses shortened any accomplished gains, …

Health

Opioids Are Shaving Months Off U.S. Life Expectancy

The United States has an opioid problem. Heroin overdose deaths rates have tripped since 2010 according to one report—and overall opioid overdose …

Life Expectancy

Drug rehab providers in Victoria want regulation to protect patients

Private drug rehabilitation providers are growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of government action to regulate the trouble-plagued …

Health Care

Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.<p>Ross County, a largely rural region of 77,000 people an hour south of Columbus, Ohio, is wrestling with an explosion in opioid-related deaths …

News (U.S.)

The drug that's deadlier than heroin: Addicts filmed shooting up fentanyl in Hull

It is one of Hull's deadliest drugs and now a gritty BBC documentary has revealed the shocking effects fentanyl has had on addicts across the</b> …

Fentanyl

Opioids on the Job Are Overwhelming American Employers

At Philip Tulkoff’s food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. “If you put your arm in the wrong place,” …

Business

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

<b>(CNN) —</b> Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, they are shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2½ months off our lives, according …

Longevity

America’s opioid problem is so bad it’s cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city’s history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.<p>Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust …

News (U.S.)

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy

In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life …

News

Prince William quizzes recovering addicts on drug laws

<b>Prince William has quizzed recovering addicts about the "big dangers" of legalising drugs.</b><p>He did not give a personal opinion but asked three former users about the "massive question" of relaxing current UK laws.<p>His questions came during a visit to London addiction support charity the Spitalfields …

Royal Family

Without opioids, our collective life expectancies would be 2.5 mos longer | Ars Technica

That’s probably an underestimate, too.<p>In a startling announcement, authorities in New York and New Jersey reported Monday that they had confiscated a …

Life Expectancy

Ask a counsellor: Am I addicted to porn?

<b>Fiona Caine</b> answers questions around obsession with online porn.<p>Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective on how a man can …

News (Ireland)

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a look at the opioid crisis.<p>Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.<p>Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties …

Justice

Netflix’s Emotional ‘Heroin(e)’ Shows What It Really Takes To Fight The Opioid Crisis

When it comes to documentaries about drug use, a lot of attention gets paid to the bigger picture. It certainly makes sense. In order for a …

Entertainment

The Social Life of Opioids

In the story of America’s opioid crisis a recent tripling in prescriptions of the painkillers is generally portrayed as the villain. Researchers and …

Arianna Huffington

Is porn addiction even real?

David Duchovny, Tiger Woods, Kanye West, Charlie Sheen, John Mayer—what do all these celebrity men have in common? At some point, each has claimed or …

States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim …

Business

Doctor prescribed her 39 drugs and had sex with her. He could be back in business soon.

Staff at the University of Missouri Hospital’s Missouri Psychiatric Center gave Jennifer Crouch an unusual discharge recommendation after her suicide …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

In lawsuit, Missouri says big pharma caused opioid crisis with ‘campaign of fraud and deception’

Helen Fabick was an honors student who in February 2014 was supposed to attend a daddy-daughter dance at her high school.<p>Instead, the 17-year-old’s father found her dead in her bed.<p>“If this sounds like a nightmare, it has definitely been a nightmare for our family,” Helen’s mother, Jammie Fabick, …

Johnson & Johnson

'Bring us your worst smokers' – helping diehard smokers quit

Why is it so hard for some people to quit smoking? It's a question that baffles anyone who's close to someone who keeps smoking despite its scary …

Australian News

"We hope to educate and inform:" New ad campaign aims to reduce Horry County's state-high opioid problem

Sun, waves and heroin. If you think one of these doesn’t belong, it’s time to pay attention.<p>Beneath Horry County’s beachy vibe, something sinister is …

Charleston