Opioid Crisis

Yet another study says weed could help solve the opioid crisis – VICE News

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, killing an estimated 59,000 people last year across the United States. It’s the worst public health crisis in a generation, and the government is scrambling to find a way to get millions of citizens off heroin and …


Race, the crack epidemic and the effect on today's opioid crisis

It is difficult to come up with a reasonable argument against declaring a state of national emergency to stop 142 Americans from dying every day from illegal drugs. But let's be honest about what we're dealing with here.<p>We're talking about junkies. Or that's how they would be described if they were …


Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

Raven Mosser, 26, holds her youngest daughter as she watches her three other children play at their Pedro, Ohio, home on July 16, 2017. Mosser, a …

Health Care

Late ALICE IN CHAINS Singer Layne Staley's Mom Speaks Out Against The Opioid Crisis

On April 5, 2002, <b>Alice In Chains</b> vocalist Layne Staley passed away due to an overdose of both heroin and cocaine. Staley's body wasn't found until …

Seattle, WA

Until we acknowledge the root of the problem, the opioid epidemic will grow

The quiet crisis hitting America’s suburbs is an unusual one, one that most on first blush wouldn’t quite believe if not dismiss. But it is in fact a …


What you missed while following Charlottesville

All eyes were on Charlottesville this week as far-right hate groups clashed with counter protesters over the weekend and President Trump gave a …


Trump’s ‘cure’ for the opioid crisis is bound to just make it worse

Last week, President Trump promised to “spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis,” which he declared a “national …


Legal Weed: An Accidental Solution to the Opioid Crisis?

It’s hard to go a day in Canada without hearing about at least one of two types of drugs – but for vastly different reasons. One class of drug — …


Opioids: Politicians Should Not Play Doctor

Back in January 2013 I put up a post over on <i>Ricochet</i> on moves to cut access to prescription painkillers by then Mayor Bloomberg and the rather better …


Synthetic opioid crisis in US serves as warning for the world, says UN

Fentanyl, which is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, was recently tied to the deaths of 60 people in the UK – and a growing number of deaths in Australia<p>Efforts to combat the opioid addiction crisis in the US have been weakened by the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which a top UN drug official …

News (U.S.)

How America's Opioid Crisis Spiraled Out of Control

The rapid rise of prescription drug abuse teamed with the availability of street drugs like heroin and fentanyl have made America's opioid epidemic …


Some People Still Need Opioids

The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction.Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock On July 26, Todd Graham, 56, a well-respected rehabilitation …


Opioids are killing more people in Virginia than guns and cars

Opioid deaths are surging this year in Virginia according to a recent report showing fatal overdoses are claiming more lives in the state than guns or motor vehicles.<p>A report from the Virginia Department of Health tracking the opioid crisis in Virginia for the first quarter of 2017 shows …


The truth about America's opioid crisis

Description A heroin user prepares to shoot up in a Philadelphia underpassCredits Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesAlt Text heroin userWill tougher border …


Nearly half of Ottawa's police force now equipped with naloxone

Previously, only officers in the drug unit were equipped with naloxone. Most of the 600 officers are frontline patrol officers, but now officers who …

Canadian News

Adam: Decriminalizing drugs would be insane

The hare-brained idea from Toronto that the country should consider decriminalizing or legalizing illicit drugs because current policy has failed is …

Canadian News

Heroin Epidemic Leads To Increase In Overdose Deaths Among Teens

"..deaths for teens..."

Conservative View

Lab Report: The Drug That's Fueling Cities' Opioid Crisis

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>The fentanyl scourge:</b> In 25 of the nation’s largest urban areas, overdose deaths from fentanyl—the manmade narcotic that’s about 50 times stronger than heroin—increased nearly 600 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to a <i>Washington Post</i> analysis that shows New …


Why minorities are more resilient to hardship than whites

<i>We're living in a divided country, separated from our fellow citizens by income, race, education and worldview.</i><p><i>But here's a fascinating detail: While</i> …


The Opioid Crisis Is Hitting Some States Especially Hard

Primarily by way of prescription pads, opioids have quietly snuck in and escalated into a nationwide crisis, ramping up drug overdose deaths to the …


Insys: Subsys Data Still Looks Anemic

232 Subsys scripts for the week ended Aug. 4 is the lowest in at least four years.<p>Subsys is a majority of INSY's cash flow stream, and as such, cash …


UCF medical college adjusts prescription drug curriculum to fight opioid crisis

As the present opioid crisis grips America, University of Central Florida is changing the way future doctors think about prescription drugs.• <b>UCF</b> …


Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Vaccines and Better Chemistry

Several immunizations show initial promise, but when they will be available remains murky


Viewpoints: Trump Driving Premium Increases; Opioid Treatment For Prisoners

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Health Policy

Editorials from around Oregon | Miami Herald

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:<p>_____<p>Albany Democrat-Herald, Aug. 16, on next week's solar eclipse<p>Wednesday could be the last chance we …


Valeant's success at fixing Tampa manufacturing issues a plus for Aerie Pharma

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) was up 4% after hours yesterday (no premarket trades have been reported yet) on the news that Valeant …


Fatal drug overdose deaths on the rise among U.S. teens

Heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, the CDC says


British Columbia health authority issues new plan to tackle opioid crisis

The BC Centre for Disease Control issued a bold set of recommendations to address the province’s unparalleled overdose crisis that includes providing drug users with clean opioids to take home and inject or allowing them to grow their own opium.<p>The recommendations, if adopted, would push British …


Members of Trump’s remaining commissions say they have no plans to resign

A dozen members of President Trump’s Manufacturing Council announced this week they’d be leaving the group after the president defended the white …

Liberal View

Massachusetts Had 65,000 Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses Over 15 Years, Report Finds

BOSTON (AP) — Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during …