The Opioid Crisis is Putting More Women in Prison

Welcome to the opioid-fueled prison industrial complex.<p>The opioid crisis in the U.S. is leading to more women behind bars—and without more …

Opioid Crisis

Survey: 1 in 5 know someone who has been addicted to opioids

One in five Americans personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids, according to a survey released by the Federal Reserve …

Local Economies

Report: Overdose deaths, opioid prescriptions declining in Bay State

State health officials say deaths related to opioid overdoses in Massachusetts are on the decline.A quarterly report issued today by the state …

U.S. Dept. of State

Voices Of Chicagoland's Opioid Crisis

As part of a weeklong series on the opioid crisis, <i>Morning Shift</i> spoke to people who are grappling with addictions and working the frontlines of an …


Utah: Salt Lake County Libraries to Distribute Opioid Overdose Drug Naloxone

As opioid overdoses from prescription and illicit drugs continue to plague Utah, librarians are often at the front lines. Now, libraries in Salt Lake …


Opioids in United States | Tampa Florida

Pasco County takes step toward opioid litigation<p>Sheriff Chris Nocco said Pasco County saw 122 opioid-related fatal overdoses last year.<p>FDLE: …

United States

Injection sites: A pioneering effort to combat the opioid epidemic

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his approval for a plan to open four safe injection sites across the city. VOCAL-NY’s co-executive director, Alyssa Aguilera, explains why their organization is in support of these sites and how they will provide a safe space for drug users.

Bill de Blasio

How opioid drugs activate receptors

At a Glance<p>Researchers found that opioid drugs and the brain’s natural opioids differ in how they activate receptors in nerve cells.<br>• This difference …


Holyoke Joins National Suit

posted by John Baibak -<p>21 minutes ago<p>Holyoke is joining the Chicopee, Springfield, Greenfield and other Massachusetts municipalities in filing a …


Tramadol: Africa's opioid crisis


Florida politicians have taken more than $1 million from opioid producers

click to enlarge<p>Apparently the same opioid companies that the state is suing are in the pockets of some of Florida’s lawmakers.<p>According to a report …


Torry’s Take: The Opioid Epidemic’s Causality Dilemma

Have opioid addictions forced more Americans to drop out of the workforce, or has the experience of being unemployed driven greater numbers to drug addiction itself?

Opioid Crisis

Schumer: Deadly ‘super pills’ are making opioid epidemic even worse

More than a million high-dose opioid “super pills” are prescribed by doctors every month, creating an opioid epidemic that’s “on steroids,” Sen. …

Opioid Crisis

Shocking the Spine Offers an Alternative to Opioids

Bloomberg L.P.

New Laws Designed To Lessen Opioid Crisis In Colorado

<b>WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)</b>– More attention is being placed on opioid abuse in Colorado now that Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed five bills into law …

Opioid Crisis

Inpatient opioid use and insufficient weaning pre-discharge may increase outpatient opioid prescriptions

Patients who receive an opioid for most of their hospital stay and patients who are still taking an opioid within 12 hours of being discharged from …


Letter: Pot is better than opioids

The recent front page piece on the LDS Church’s opposition to medical marijuana alarms me. Since there is an opioid epidemic, why isn’t the LDS …


We can fight opioid abuse by expanding Medicaid

As the chief of police in the small town of Nashville, I’m on the front lines of North Carolina’s fight against the opioid epidemic every day. As …

Health Care

8:20am: Opioid makers gave $1 million to Florida politicians over last 20 years by WLRN - Listen to music


US Agency Rescinds Order Banning Louisiana Distributor from Opioid Sales

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday reversed an order that halted a Louisiana drug wholesaler's opioid sales over allegations it …


CloseUP: Sen. Shaheen on EPA, the opioid crisis, the Democratic party

U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen sits down with WMUR Political Director Adam Sexton on CloseUP to discuss an EPA report on PFC's that was reportedly …

Democratic Party

PP Feature - Opioid Crisis - New Season C.O.O. Keith Lester

05/16/18 - New Season treatment center C.O.O. Keith Lester discusses how their nationwide treatment centers treat people addicted to opiates and …

Opioid Crisis

OH-Gov: Richard Cordray (D), "Mike DeWine's (R) sluggish response to opioid epidemic caused deaths"

Friday May 18, 2018 · 10:06 PM PDT

Richard Cordray

The FDA approved a drug that treats opioid addiction that isn’t addictive itself

Unlike most opioid addiction treatments, Lucemyra is not derived from opioids themselves.<p>This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave final approval for a drug shown to mitigate the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. It’s not the first treatment designed to help those with opioid …


Hospital system ends partnerships over opioid lawsuit

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is withdrawing from partnerships it has with two Maine cities over a lawsuit filed against opioid manufacturers.<p>In a …

Health Care

Legal weed could mean fewer opioid prescriptions: Cannabis CEO

Jim Cramer sits down with Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton after his company applied to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.


Mayo finds majority of opioid prescriptions are unused after surgery

Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research …


Blunt Talk: Cannabis vs Opioids for pain management


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Opioid Crisis

Non-Opioid Treatment Approved for Opioid Withdrawal

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat …