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600,000 American parents with kids under 18 are addicted to opioids

(HEALTHDAYTUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They might be too young to abuse opioids themselves, but America’s kids are suffering nonetheless because of their drug-dependent parents...

Opioid Prescriptions Drop Sharply Among State Workers

Bee. This story can be republished for free (The agency that manages health care for California’s massive state workforce is reporting a major reduction in opioid prescriptions, reflecting a national ...

Meth Vs. Opioids: America Has Two Drug Epidemics, But Focuses On One

Kim had been wine tasting with a friend in Sonoma, Calif. They got into an argument in the car that night and Kim thought someone was following them. She was utterly convinced. And she had to get away...

Pennsylvania sues opioid maker

Pennsylvania sued the opioid maker Purdue Pharma on Tuesday, marking the latest effort by a state attorney general to hold accountable the company that popularized OxyContin and that many have blamed ...

DOCTORS USED AS ‘GUINEA PIGS

Everybody said, ‘It’s fantastic going to New York. It’s like being on a film set.’ So, that was very exciting for me. Dr Cathy Stannard was one of a group of UK pain specialists flown to New York in t...

Can Data Predict The Opioid Addiction?

Opioid abuse is on the rise nationwide. An estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2017, and from July ...

Meth and Cocaine Deaths Are Exploding…

A box containing methamphetamine seized by police in Minneapolis. In many regions of the United States, the supply of cocaine and meth are soaring, and so are deaths. Opioids are involved in most coca...

Can We Actually Track Federal Funding?

Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis Tuesday, arch 26, 2019 In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, with almost 50,000 of these deaths involvin...

Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over six years in the US. Here’s who it’s killing

Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday.The number of fatalities related to the drug held fairly steady b...

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