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Opioid Overdoses Now Cause The Nation's Most Preventable Injury-Related Deaths
Americans are more likely to accidentally overdose than die in a motor vehicle accident or a fall, according to a new report.
Suspected Fentanyl Overdoses Leave 1 Dead, 12 Hospitalized
Two responding police officers in Chico, California, were also hospitalized after feeling effects of the drug, authorities said.
The Disturbing Link Between Opioids and Suicide
We’re just beginning to learn how many fatal overdoses aren’t accidents. To prevent those deaths, we need to understand them better.
New Governor Janet Mills Makes Fighting Opioid Deaths A Priority In Maine — Finally
In her first days in office, the state's first female governor expanded Medicaid and announced plans for an opioid czar.
Hemp Is Legal Nationwide
Hemp was only illegal because of xenophobia and racism in the 1900s.
Obamacare Is One Of The Best Tools We Have In Solving The Opioid Crisis
Without the health care law, the opioid crisis could have been worse, experts say.
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Could Prescription Heroin Help Stem Opioid Deaths In The U.S.?
As American life expectancy drops, researchers say it's time to test interventions that have worked in Canada and Europe.
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The Real Reason Why American Lives Are Getting Shorter
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U.S. life expectancy has lagged relative to other economically comparable countries.
Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS, Alleging They Added To State's Opioid Crisis
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The pharmacies are accused of failing to stop opioid orders that were suspicious or of an unreasonable amount.
It's Still Not That Easy To Buy Naloxone At Pharmacies
Pharmacies can dispense the overdose reversal antidote without a prescription, but many aren't doing it.
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How Schools For Kids In Foster Care Act As 'Educational Black Holes'
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“It just felt like day care,” said one student.
The FDA Just Approved An Opioid 10 Times More Powerful Than Fentanyl
"In the midst of the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history, the FDA seems to be operating in a vacuum, without regard for optics or public health," one psychiatrist said.
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Read This If You Take Anti-Anxiety Medication Regularly
Experts share how to know if you're developing a dependency on the pills.
Teachers Are Serving As First Responders To The Opioid Crisis
“My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” says Greg Cruey, a middle school teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If my students learn other stuff too, that’s great.”
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As Opioid Crisis Deepens, The Methadone Business Is Booming
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The nation's hardest hit communities are turning to the long-stigmatized opioid treatment.
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The Children The Opioid Crisis Has Left Behind
Grandparents, foster parents, teachers and school administrators are on the front lines of this crisis.
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Melania Trump Appears To Have Saved Donald Trump From Another Botched Bill Signing
Video going viral shows first lady Melania Trump giving him a helpful reminder.
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Here's How The New Opioid Deal Could Help Kids And Families
The bill recognizes that children and families are a key part of the crisis.
Jamie Lee Curtis Talks 10-Year Painkiller Addiction 'No One Knew' About
The "Halloween" actress has been sober for nearly 20 years.
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Family Writes Candid Obituary For Woman Who Died After Years Of Opioid Addiction
"Her disease brought her to places of incredible darkness, and this darkness compounded on itself."
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Ohio Pushes Kratom Ban With Disputed Claims About Deaths, Use Trends
State officials have linked the herbal supplement to six deaths and claim most users are injecting it. A leading kratom scientist calls "B.S."
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For These Florence Survivors, The Threat Of Drug Relapse Was Scarier Than Any Floodwaters
How one North Carolina clinic helped patients with opioid addiction during the storm.
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Roseanne Barr Believes She Knows How She’ll Be Killed Off On ‘The Conners’
ABC canceled "Roseanne" after Barr made racist comments about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
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GOP, Dems Unite Behind Senate Bill Fighting Addictive Drugs
By Alan Fram, AP
The measure passed by a 99-1 vote Monday evening.
This Navy Veteran Is Turning To Holistic Treatment Amid Opioid Crisis
Tired of being told that opioids were the only thing that could help with her pain, this Navy vet has taken the holistic route.
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Hurricanes Are A Relapse Danger For Drug Users, But Experts Have A Plan For Florence
Previous hurricanes have left people with addiction in dire positions.
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