McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.
The son carried diagnoses of anxiety and depression and had been prescribed the usual culprits: antidepressants, tranquilizers, antipsychotics, and probably an anticonvulsant or two from the creative thinker who deduced bipolar disorder from the mélange. The father was bewildered by all of it. He knew heroin was the enemy, responsible for all the ravages. But why couldn't his son stay clean?
I sat under the overpass wondering about the destination of the cars that passed below. I was completely without responsibility and also completely wi...
Besides struggling to accept themselves, which is hard enough, transgender individuals face higher rates of suicide, homelessness, addiction and discrimination. And when it comes to getting help for substance abuse issues, trans people face a unique set of challenges.
I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.
Takuma Sakuragi, a 70-year-old Japanese politician infamous for his fiery, anti-Chinese rhetoric, is on trial for drug smuggling -- in China. No amount of diplomacy will adequately explain away the 3.3 kilograms, just a little over seven pounds, of methamphetamine in his luggage.
To seal the deal and truly begin to close a harrowingly destructive chapter in American history, voters going to the ballot box Tuesday need to understand how the War on Drugs has failed, in every way, for over forty years.
Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty.
Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.
It's every parent's worst nightmare. But there are steps every mom and dad can take to make it less likely that their child will engage in risky behavior fueled by alcohol.
Regardless of whether or not it can be considered the Kidnapping Capital of the U.S.A., Phoenix has become a hub for illicit activity, with the state serving as the largest drug gateway into America.
Rarely are California's doctors, unions and the Republican Party on the same page -- but this year, Proposition 46, which would mandate drug testing for doctors, is making some strange bedfellows.
Not everything is perfect but in recovery I have learned that life isn't fair. All I can do is take it on the chin, keep my head up and stay positive. I try to keep my life balanced so that I can deal with any situation better.
This month the American Journal of Public Health published an article with surprising new findings: People who inject prescription opioid analgesics (...
But why is there such tolerance in high levels of government for alcohol and such admonition for other substances resoundingly less harmful?
By Jordan Kisner The night -- what of it I remember -- felt absolutely un-sinister. I went out to a bar in Brooklyn with the guy I was dating, ...