Dr. Jim Baker dreaded getting that call for years: his son had fatally overdosed from opioids. He had watched Max go through the downward spiral of addiction, then recover and get sober, but a hospitalization for a car crash made…
By Miles O'Brien
A doctor working in the Appalachian foothills watches a town and its newborns on the brink of a public health epidemic.
By Dr. Amber Robins
The final report by the commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, now awaits review by President Donald Trump.
By Laura Santhanam
In declaring a public health emergency over the opioid epidemic, President Trump called for the creation of a national media campaign to reduce drug use among young people. As part of our “America Addicted” series, William Brangham speaks with Gary…
By PBS NewsHour
Singer-songwriter Marcus Oglesby said he found inspiration to write a song about opioids when he took a hard look at the place and people that raised him and found his West Virginia hometown transformed.
President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and announced several initiatives to reduce the nation's overdose problem. But critics said these actions don’t go far enough and that more funding is needed. William Brangham reports,…
President Trump has officially designated the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. Besides the symbolism, what does the declaration mean for tackling the crisis? William Brangham speaks with Bertha Madras of the President’s Commission on Combatting the Opioid Crisis…
By Laura Santhanam
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, but provided no new funds to confront this problem nor took media questions during a press briefing in the White House East Room Thursday.
By Julia Griffin and Nsikan Akpan
Redheads are rumored feel more pain and need more painkillers than their blonde and brown-haired cousins, but the science itself is murky.
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