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Christie compares today’s opioid epidemic to AIDS crisis in ’80s

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

ATLANTIC CITY — Addressing a conference of addiction treatment professionals Friday, Gov. Chris Christie said the state’s opioid addiction epidemic reminds him of another disease outbreak: the HIV and AIDS crisis in the 1980s. “There’s a lot of similarities,” he said....

Christie compares opioid drug crisis to AIDS epidemic

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is comparing the state's opioid addiction crisis to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Christie said at an event in Atlantic City Friday … Click to Continue »

America's Opioid Death Crisis May Be A Lot Worse Than We Thought

Authored by Carey Wedler via, America’s ongoing opioid crisis is no secret. With thousands dying from prescription painkiller overdoses each year — nearly as many as traffic deaths — even the U.S. government has been forced to take action. Show More Summary

'An iceberg': The opioid crisis could be even worse than anyone thought

A new investigation by a field officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the actual number of deaths involving opioids, a powerful class of painkillers, may be much higher than official tallies. In December, the CDC said 52,404 people had died from drug overdoses in 2015, with over 60% dying from opioids. Show More Summary

Hassan, Shaheen offer input to White House on opioid funding

New Hampshire's Democratic U.S. Senators are urging President Donald Trump's administration to provide more money for the state's ongoing opioid crisis. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan write in a … Click to Continue »

Democratic US senators push for funds to fight opioid crisis

A group of 18 Democratic U.S. senators is calling for increased federal spending to combat the nation's opioid crisis. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading the group. Warren said only … Click to Continue »

Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis

Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. How did we get here? The post Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis appeared first on

Health Canada to allow more access to prescription heroin

The move to loosen regulations is aimed at addressing Canada's opioid crisis The post Health Canada to allow more access to prescription heroin appeared first on

Chronic pain patients say opioid law creates new crisis

Jane Avery says the pain from her psoriatic arthritis is the worst at 2 a.m. when she can't sleep and already has met her daily limit on painkillers. Her daily … Click to Continue »

Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis

“These drug wholesalers and retailers have profited greatly by allowing the Cherokee Nation to become flooded with prescription opioids,” the lawsuit alleges. Continue reading ? The post Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Shaheen: Grants to fight opioid crisis headed to states

Money that Congress approved last year to help states combat the opioid epidemic is headed to New Hampshire. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says $485 million in grants will soon … Click to Continue »

Weed Might Be a Solution to the Opioid Crisis

last weekNews : Vice News

After seeing the onset of the biggest drug safety crisis of our lifetime from inside a hospital, Ira Price thinks embracing medical marijuana is a vital step forward.

Examining The Opioid Crisis

By Jackson Grigsby, Harvard College Class of 2020 “This is the least excusable disease in America, because it is self-inflicted. If I said to you we were going to have 50,000 Americans die this year because of the choices we make, you would say, ‘Wow. Show More Summary

Can We Tax Away The Opioid Crisis?

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyContin and Norco to raise money for addiction treatment and prevention programs. Th...

Physicians and opioids: Part of the solution, but challenges ahead

As doctors acknowledge the role that they have played in the current opioid crisis, they, along with hospitals, medical schools, and other members of the medical community have worked to address the issue on several fronts, including...Show More Summary

One company symbolizes everything sickening about the opioid crisis (INSY)

Insys Therapeutics makes a spray version of the powerful opiate fentanyl, which is many times stronger than morphine. The company pays speakers fees to doctors, some of whom have had their licenses suspended or face jail time for overprescribing the drug. Show More Summary

Knowledge as an "Antidote to the Opioid Crisis

HMS launches free online course to educate clinicians, the public

How The Heroin Crisis Is Straining Foster Care

Heroin is unraveling families across the nation, and it is our children who are left as innocent victims of this drug and opioid epidemic. Make no mistake; the heroin crisis in America is destroying our families. From 2000 to 2015 more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Show More Summary

Seattle plans first safe drug-injection sites in the US

Amid an opioid crisis, the city is considering launching sites where users can consume drugs under medical supervision.

How micropractices can help the opioid crisis

A confluence of events has occurred in the United States that could help to save the lives of many patients as well as the lives and careers of many physicians. The solution is to apply the use of micropractices to address the current opioid addiction crisis. A micropractice is a small medical practice that is […]

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