Opioid Crisis

Foster system overburdened with children of the opioid crisis

In 2016, 92,000 children entered the foster care system in drug-related cases, AP reports, citing data from the Department of Health and Human …

U.S. Politics

Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes

She was first roused awake at 2:30 a.m. by a call seeking an emergency placement for a child. Ninety minutes later, it was a storm of texts telling …

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Op-ed: Trump is a no-show in the fight against opioids

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 12:14 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 12:14 pm<p>The opioid epidemic should command focused attention even from our policy-averse …

Cannabis

Opioid Crisis Strains Families and Foster System

Due

Leading Dem: CDC director's financial investments pose conflict of interest

The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has had to recuse herself from involvement in significant health issues …

Patty Murray

It Happens Here: Peabody Coffee Shop Is Breaking Barriers

PEABODY (CBS) – A special café is breaking barriers in It Happens Here: Peabody. In the video above, Chris McKinnon shows us how the Northeast Arc …

Lawrence mayor talks about opioid crisis: On The Record

VIDEO: Dan Rivera was re-elected in a close race and discusses how he will work to continue to make Lawrence better over the next four years.

Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana In Early January, House Speaker Says

Lawmakers Press Trump Health Official On Marijuana As Opioid Alternative<p>Published<p>17 hours ago<p>on<p>December 7, 2017<p>A bipartisan group of members of …

Cannabis

How Opioid Crisis Weighs on U.S. Labor Participation

December 8th, 2017, 2:29 PM UTC<p>Princeton University Professor of Economics Alan Krueger examines the continued decline of U.S. labor participation. …

Business

The DEA Raided This Doctor’s Office for Prescribing High Doses of Painkillers

The DEA alleges that the dosages were so high that patients must be selling some of the drugs, even though they present no evidence of any such activity by patients.<p>One of the few remaining physicians willing to prescribe—and advocate for—high-dose opioids for certain patients with hard-to-treat …

Pain

Fight against opioid epidemic 'a winnable battle,' Sessions says

During an event with Justice Department interns in June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is praised for making the opioid crisis a priority under his …

Jeff Sessions

Addressing President's opioid commission: limit supply and demand, promote alternative treatment - The Health Section

The opioid epidemic in the United States is a complex issue. Fixing the crisis can’t be done by just limiting the supply of drugs; it takes a …

Pain

70 Fewer ODs, 7 Fewer Deaths: Brick Makes Dent In Opioid Crisis

The police department was recently lauded for its participation in a pilot program to get addicts into treatment.<p>BRICK, NJ — It has taken thousands …

New York City

Local Responses To The Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis represents a clear and present danger to the nation’s public health, with drug overdoses now claiming more lives than annual deaths …

Health Care

Opioid crisis creates backlog of cases at BCI, police waiting for results to file charges

RICHFIELD, Ohio - The opioid crisis is creating a backlog at Ohio crime labs, and in some cases putting police officers in holding patterns for …

Cleveland

NCADA executive director Howard Weissman criticizes Big Pharma’s role in opioid epidemic

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh continued the discussion about the opioid epidemic in St. Louis. Joining him for the discussion …

Eric Greitens

How law enforcement can use analytics to combat the opioid epidemic

Gov. Tom Wolf announces in April that Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources rangers will start carrying naloxone to aid …

Surveillance

Palm Beach County set to sue drug companies over opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic has strained emergency services, jails and safety-net treatment centers, producing millions of dollars in extra costs for …

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Solutions to this deadly disaster are clear, and America needs a new coalition to address it—maybe even one that includes Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway.<p>It's become an almost daily routine: Some panel, discussion, summit, commission, hearing, project, or report claims to have the answer to …

Addiction

Legalize weed? We should not empower an industry that profits from addiction | Opinion

<b>By Patrick J. Kennedy</b><p>Do you want a pot shop selling marijuana-infused candies, sodas, and ice cream in your neighborhood?<p>Do you want to make it …

Cannabis

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

Global Earnings Record Offers Hope That Rally Will Continue<p>Listed companies are at their most profitable on record after a bumper year of earnings growth across global equity markets, bolstering confidence that the recent surge in stock markets is backed by a broad global economic recovery and the …

Markets

What the AIDS Epidemic Can Teach Us About the Opioid Crisis

"The correlation is that outsiders blame the person for the illness—they say you got this because you did something bad."

Warren questions Conway's role in curbing opioid epidemic

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking for clarification on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s role in combating the opioid epidemic.In a …

House Judiciary Committee

End-of-Year Gifts Go to Bugs, Wreaths, Math Logic, Opioid Crisis

Even as Americans contemplate how the Republican tax overhaul will affect them, one hallmark of the end-of-the-year season remains unlikely to …

Business

Healthier Hawaii: What's being done to address US opioid epidemic?

It's the season of giving. And for this edition of SmartMoney Monday, we're kicking off a Monday saving series. We're discussing with Katherine Sato …

Hawaii

Safe Injection Sites Could Be The Way To Combat The Opioid Epidemic By Saving Thousands Of Lives

Opioid addiction continues to rise in America, and President Trump is working hard to find a solution. Most of the country agrees that the epidemic …

Empire Files: Death & Biostitutes - The US Opioid Crisis

With the U.S. government failing to address the opioid crisis, one law firm has taken to a massive lawsuit. Head of that case is Mike Papantonio, who …

Liberal View

Trump Is Donating $100,000 of His Pay to Fight the Opioid Crisis. Here's How Far That Money Could Go

Here's what that could buy for patients<p>The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will donate his third-quarter …

Family

If we are serious about addressing the opioid epidemic, this is what we should do

Multiple state leaders, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and even President Trump have declared states of emergency in response to the opioid …

Addiction

The History of Putting a Price on Everything

In 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control, some 33,091 people died as a result of an opioid overdose. The final 2016 figure, there is …

Liberal View