Opioid Crisis

Opinion | The most visible opioid crisis signs are the most mundane

While researching the opioid crisis underway in Dayton, Ohio for a story on NBC Nightly News, it became clear to me quickly how serious the problem there is. What wasn’t clear to me was how the problem would manifest itself visually. Were there drug dealers out in the open on street corners? Would …

Victims of opioid overdoses stack up at coroners, costing taxpayers dearly

Six corpses — some shrouded in white, others enveloped in orange body bags — were stacked two to a gurney inside a freezer. Four more cadavers …

Philadelphia

How big pharma's money – and its politicians – feed the US opioid crisis

Tom Marino might have withdrawn from consideration as Trump’s drug czar, but drug money is coursing through the veins of Congress – contributing directly to an epidemic that kills thousands of Americans each year<p>Donald Trump was not wrong. Hours before his nominee for “drug czar” withdrew from …

News (U.S.)

New Jersey considers rules aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

New Jersey is considering proposed regulations aimed at curbing incentives to doctors as a way to stem the opioid epidemic.<p>Attorney General …

Business

South Park Used Nursing Homes and a Killer Mike Rap to Hilariously Illustrate the Opioid Crisis

Another brilliant episode from Season 21.<p>In the 21 years since OxyContin was introduced by the pharmaceutical industry, more than 200 thousand people have overdosed on the drug and other painkillers in the United States. And thousands more have died after transitioning from a prescription opioid to …

South Park

Wall Street Traders Fall Prey to U.S. Opioid Crisis

Daybreak Americas<p>October 19th, 2017, 1:51 PM UTC<p>Wall Street has not been immune to the growing opioid crisis gripping the United States, as traders …

Business

Make Big Pharma Pay for the Opioid Crisis

Photo by Maryland GovPics | CC by 2.0Big Pharma is the culprit for the opioid crisis we have today. This is about crime in the suites. Big Pharma is …

Liberal View

The Hepatitis C epidemic following the opioid crisis

Cases of Hepatitis C have almost tripled in the past few years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention — an effect of the opioid …

Health Care

Gubernatorial candidate proposes surcharge on opioids

A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio says she would force drug manufacturers to pay a nickel-per-dose surcharge on prescription opioids sold …

Business

Deputy AG speaks out on opioid crisis

ABC News' senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas talks to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for an exclusive one-on-one interview after the …

Rod Rosenstein

My child is gone, but millions of others face opioid crisis | Letter | NOLA.com

My only child, Halley Borenstein, died of a heroin overdose in January after a period of hard-sought and inspiring sobriety and recovery. Despite the …

New Orleans

The opioid epidemic in America

The Oct. 15 front-page article “The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA” misrepresented the distributors’ role in the pharmaceutical supply chain and ignored the Drug Enforcement Administration’s responsibilities in regulating controlled substances.<p>Contrary to the article’s premise, distributors …

Opinion

‘Drug Dealers in Lab Coats’

For decades, America has waged an ineffective war on drug pushers and drug lords, from Bronx street corners to Medellin, Colombia, regarding them as among the most contemptible specimens of humanity.<p>One reason our efforts have failed is we ignored the biggest drug pushers of all: American …

Opinion

Washington’s misguided and small-minded response to the opioid epidemic

Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) withdrew his name from consideration to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy on Tuesday. He did so in the wake of a Washington Post-“60 Minutes” investigation revealing that he was the prime mover behind legislation weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration’s …

Opinion

Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

Ohio has launched an $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis.<p>The state is pitching the …

Business

Hepatitis C: Another outbreak related to the nation's opioid crisis

The nation's opioid epidemic has unleashed a secondary outbreak: The rampant spread of hepatitis C.<p>New cases of the liver disease have nearly tripled nationwide in just a few years, driven largely by the use of needles among drug users in their 20s and 30s, spawning a new generation of hepatitis C …

Public Health

NOPD to carry Narcan; Mayor Landrieu announces new plan to combat opioid epidemic | NOLA.com

The New Orleans Police Department will soon be carrying and administering naloxone, a drug that revives overdosing patients, Mayor Mitch Landrieu …

New Orleans

The Opioid Epidemic Is Changing Too Fast for Any Solutions to Stick

Last week, while in Atlanta covering a conference on drug policy reform hosted by the New York–based Drug Policy Alliance, there was one phrase I …

Fashion

Alberta Health to make announcement on supervised drug consumption sites

The Alberta government is set to provide an update Wednesday on the progress of establishing supervised drug consumption sites in Edmonton and …

Canadian News

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The Jewish Family Making Billions From The Opioid Crisis

If you’ve ever been to a famous art museum or glanced around a prestigious university, you’ve probably seen a wing or building named after a member …

Jewish Culture

The Terrifying New Trend in Heroin Addiction

Just like they did in the 80s, Americans are increasingly going straight to heroin, skipping prescription opioids. Too bad US policy doesn't reflect that.<p>Jeremy Lesser is one of the faces of America's increasingly mainstream opioid crisis. Now in recovery for two years, he's 27, white, and comes …

Electronic Music

America's opioid genocide

There is a genocide going on in this country. And it is a judgment on this nation that we all but ignore it.<p>We treat other lethal threats much more …

Tom Marino

Trump to declare opioid epidemic national emergency – here’s what that means

President Donald Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a "national emergency."<p>Trump told reporters in August that the epidemic is a “serious problem the likes of which we have never had.” And he announced Monday that he will formally declare it a national emergency next week.<p>"The opioid …

Donald Trump

President Trump doubles down on opioid epidemic

On Monday, from the Rose Garden, President Trump announced that he is doubling down on his commitment to battle the opioid epidemic.<p>I was asked to travel to Trump Tower recently, as a member of the president’s Media Advisory Board, to do a piece on the mental health effects of opioids and their …

Opinion

Trump says he'll declare opioid crisis a national emergency. Here's what that could mean

News (U.S.)

People Are Dying Because of Ignorance, not Because of Opioids

Recently, driven largely by opioid-related deaths—predominantly of our white sisters and brothers—President Donald Trump proclaimed that the opioid …

Addiction

US indicts two Chinese nationals, accused of contributing to national opioid crisis

The U.S. government has indicted two Chinese nationals for allegedly manufacturing and shipping illegal cocktails of the drug fentanyl into the …

United States

Donald Trump to declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency

Donald Trump is set to declare the US opioid crisis a national emergency next week.<p>The president said there’s going to be a ‘major announcement on …

Pain

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