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Hey, DOJ: Focus on opioid crisis, not cannabis reform

16 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Federal policy remains backward in its consideration of the real drug epidemic.

Dying at home in pain doesn’t keep relatives from stealing the pills

19 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The opioid crisis is forcing hospices to consider how to control drugs in the home.

Legal weed: An accidental solution to the opioid crisis?

19 hours agoHealth : Macleans: Health

Legalized marijuana offers chance to investigate substitution effects for people who use opioids The post Legal weed: An accidental solution to the opioid crisis? appeared first on

America's Opioid Crisis: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Note: The opioid crisis (heroin overdose) is rampant here in my state of Connecticut, and throughout America. A dear friend of mine lost his son two years ago. Last year, a young adult overdosed in the bathroom of our Starbucks...

Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

One Kentucky program is eyed by other jurisdictions as a way to get addicted parents into recovery and help them care for their children at home. Continue reading ? The post Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Not our fault: Long-term opioid use rarely starts with surgery, study finds

Don’t blame the nation’s surgeons for an opiate-abuse crisis that now claims 142 lives daily in the United States. New research suggests that patients leaving the hospital after surgeries or inpatient procedures are rarely the ones whose long-term opioid use started with a doctor’s prescription....

13-year-old New Jersey boy overdoses on heroin, fentanyl

WPIX -- A middle schooler from Cape May County is now among the youngest and latest in the state gripped by the opioid crisis. Read more...

Senior COPD patients experience increased heart-related deaths with opioid use: Study

There is currently a drug overdose crisis in America. It is not due to seedy drug dealers selling drugs to addicts—the current addiction stems from prescription drugs. Opioid medications are some of the most common pain-relieving drugs...Show More Summary

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state's top prosecutor suing the maker … Click to Continue »

Opioids: An Important Treatment That Can Be Used Responsibly

Click here for reuse options! Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. So it’s official. The opioid crisis is a national emergency. The grim statistics support that conclusion. About 52,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2015, or a rate of 142 each day. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Trump Finally Declared The Opioid Crisis A National Emergency

I'm saying officially right now, it is an emergency. It is a national emergency"

Misdiagnosing a Crisis

On the campaign trail, Trump promised to solve the opioid epidemic. But his actions in office have been at odds with the goal of taking it seriously.

This Is What Makes The Opioid Epidemic Different From Other Health Crises

The opioid crisis is different from other public-health crises in one important way: Unlike the epidemic of cocaine use that ravaged low-income communities in the 1980s, the epidemic of opioid abuse is a symptom of forces that “haveShow More Summary

The Opioid Crisis: Treating Root Causes of Addiction

Jerri-Lynn here:  Trump last week declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, but is unlikely to support policies that will treat the root causes of addiction. This Real News Network interview with Vancouver-based doctor Gabor Maté discusses what an effective policy should target. AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Maté. The opioid drug […]

The opioid crisis is now one of 29 active national emergencies (ALMOST ALL OF WHICH ARE FINANCIAL MARTIAL LAW)

``The rapid increase in the number of drug-related deaths over the last two decades prompted Trump's first national emergency declaration. But more than two dozen national emergencies are already in effect from past presidents, many of them already renewed by Trump.''

Don't blame addicts for America's opioid crisis. Here are the real culprits | Chris McGreal

America’s opioid crisis was caused by rapacious pharma companies, politicians who colluded with them and regulators who approved one opioid pill after another Of all the people Donald Trump could blame for the opioid epidemic, he chose the victims. Show More Summary

Trump Misdiagnoses the Opioid Crisis

On the campaign trail, he promised to solve the epidemic. But his actions in office have been at odds with the goal of taking it seriously.

Serious about opioid crisis? Then don’t slash medicaid

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The opioid epidemic is a major public health crisis, devastating communities across the country. Opioids cause serious harm to the body and can lead to deadly overdoses. They also put people at risk of contracting viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis C, which cause chronic and potentially...

MSNBC Host Suggests Focus on Opioid Crisis is Racist

Talking to NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres on Friday about the Trump administration promising aggressive action on the nationwide opioid crisis, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin worried that the focus on the deadly drug abuse epidemic was based on race: And, again, this is truly a national tragedy. Show More Summary

President Donald Trump Officially Declares the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

This week in women's health care: an update on the opioid crisis national emergency, an anti-abortion bill in Texas, and more.

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