They got their claws in the opioid crisis and are milking it for all it's worth. Late last year, the Senate approved $1 billion of taxpayer money for “opioid prevention and treatment programs” as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. Yes, taxpayers are...Show More Summary
$2 billion in grants isn't going to solve the opioid crisis.
An Ohio councilman has a novel approach to the opioid crisis in that state: Just stop responding to repeat overdose emergency calls. If they're so irresponsible they overdose over and over and need Narcan to be brought back from theShow More Summary
Leigh Ann Wilson hoped that President Trump would improve a lot of things in her home state of West Virginia, particularly an issue close to her heart: expanding treatment for people addicted to opioids. Wilson lost her daughter, 21-year-old Taylor, to an opioid overdose last year. Weeks later, she...
Senate Republican leadership on Thursday released a draft of its long-awaited healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. The bill contained only one mention of the ongoing opioid crisis: It appropriates $2 billion for...Show More Summary
The health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday includes funding to help tackle the nation’s opioid crisis — but dramatically less than the amount sought by two GOP senators and recovery advocates. Continue reading ? The post Two GOP senators wanted $45 billion in health care bill to battle opioid crisis. They got $2 billion appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Meet the "Mad Men" of the new millennium.
(Reuters) - A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this month.
WILLIAMSON, West Virginia — This town on the eastern border of Kentucky has 3,150 residents, one hotel, one gas station, one fire station — and about 50 opiate overdoses each month. On the first weekend of each month, when public benefits...Show More Summary
Capping Medicaid is very bad news for the 2.5 million Americans struggling with an opioid addiction.
Summer is here, and so is the new summer issue of National Affairs. It’s filled with thoughtful, timely essays on policy and political thought, from Sally Satel on how to understand the opioid crisis to Andy Smarick on how educationShow More Summary
We're about to lose the tools Obamacare gave us to fight this epidemic.
On March 29, 2017, the mood at the White House was somber when #45 Trump signed an executive order establishing a commission charged with making recommendations on dealing with the Opioid crisis. At the signing, all the talk by Trump...Show More Summary
The AHCA would leave thousands without treatment for opioid addiction.
Some Senate Republicans are realizing that there’s a tension between solving the opioid epidemic and throwing millions of people off health insurance.
President Donald Trump looked into the faces of coal miners and lied about bringing their jobs back. His promise to stop the opioid crisis has turned into proposed cuts to funding for rehab and methadone clinics. Instead of giving an extra bit of help to rural America, Trump’s budget proposes...
Margaret Talbot on the commission, formed by Trump and chaired by Chris Christie, to address the opioid-addiction crisis.
The latest government numbers on opioid-related hospitalizations paint a picture of a country in a drug-related crisis. Between 2005 to 2014, emergency room visits stemming from opioid use rose 99 percent and inpatient stays jumped 64...Show More Summary
The new commission charged with finding solutions for the opioid crisis — formed by President Trump, and chaired by Gov. Christie — was a few minutes into its first hearing Friday, when one member reminded the panel what time it is. It is high noon: “We’re kidding ourselves...
With the opioid epidemic growing, some people are turning to an unusual and very dangerous alternative: taking massive doses of a common antidiarrheal drug called loperamide, often sold over the counter under the brand name Imodium.