Only 2 percent of adults nationwide said the country’s opioid problem improved over the last year.
By Erica R. Hendry, Larisa Epatko, Jenny Marder
There are more drug overdose deaths than we thought, China is phasing out the production of gas-powered vehicles and other news you might have missed.
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By Laura Santhanam
The amount of opioids prescribed in 2015 was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for three weeks, according to a new CDC report.
By Laura Santhanam, Erica R. Hendry, Joshua Barajas, Iman Smith, Andrew Wagner
Here are five important stories that were overlooked in the media frenzy.
By Juliette Kayyem, STAT
A loophole in the global postal system allows overseas dealers to mail opioids directly to Americans’ doorsteps, writes Juliette Kayyem, faculty director of the Homeland Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School.
By PBS NewsHour
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to revive some of the toughest practices of the decades-old "war on drugs," reversing Obama administration policies that aimed to lessen the federal prison population. Hari Sreenivasan talks to…
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
With the advent of fentanyl and other highly potent synthetic drugs, many states are amplifying those policies and adding new programs to protect drug users from deadly contaminants in heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs.
By Laura Santhanam
In 2015, Baltimore wrote a city-wide prescription for a heroin antidote. Two years later, as the city tries to expand access to addiction treatment, will the White House support its mission?…
By ALLISON BOND, STAT
Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin.
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