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Prescription Drug Abuse

February 05, 2020
As a professor at West Virginia University, John Temple saw firsthand how opioids were decimating his state. Curious as to how prescription pain medications had become so pervasive, he traveled south…
January 29, 2020
It wasn’t until heroin began to infiltrate affluent local towns that her readers began to realize the havoc the opioid crisis could wreak anywhere, Roanoke, Virginia-based journalist Beth Macy says…
October 21, 2019
CLEVELAND—Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260…
September 20, 2019
A Toronto-based company is looking to have an impact on the treatment of opioid addiction by exploring the potential of psychedelics, an area of study that to this point has seen more intense…
September 02, 2019
Baltimore County, Md., now shows signs of a shifting mindset on the community's drug problem—literally. Outdoor signs depicting total and fatal overdoses in the county are being installed in…
August 27, 2019
An Oklahoma judge ruled on Monday that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for helping to fuel the state’s opioid epidemic through the intense marketing of its pain medications. Although the $572…
August 16, 2019
The researcher who three decades ago published groundbreaking findings that helped establish a genetic link to addiction offered a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) East audience a…
June 03, 2019
Kentucky served as a somewhat unlikely model in a National Governors Association initiative to stimulate innovative responses to the infectious disease effects of the opioid crisis.
May 31, 2019
New York City health officials have launched a media campaign on fentanyl that embraces the harm reduction mindset that characterizes the city's broader efforts.
May 31, 2019
Fatal overdose data from Massachusetts suggest that polysubstance use is now commonplace among opioid users, and factors such as homelessness are linked to use of opioids and stimulants.
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