In an effort to reduce opioid overdoses, a handful of states are requiring doctors to give, or at least offer, a prescription for naloxone to patients taking high doses of opioid painkillers. Naloxone saves lives by reversing the effects of…
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued his office's first national public health advisory in 13 years.
By R.J. Rico, Associated Press
After years of aggressively promoting OxyContin as a safe and effective way to combat pain, the company is — equally aggressively — recasting itself as a fundamental player in the response to a crisis that many experts say it helped…
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
What does addiction really look like, and what does it mean to recover? Join us for a #NewsHourChats and hear from our guests.
By Lora Strum
By Erin Mershon, Andrew Joseph, STAT
Most national emergency declarations, which grant the government temporary new powers with little in the way of oversight, have come in response to natural disasters or the spread of infectious diseases like the H1N1 virus. They allow the federal government…
By Laura Santhanam
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will lead a commission designed to combat opioid addiction, part of Trump's plan to fight the crisis.
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