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,…
By PBS NewsHour
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 PBS NewsHour
The Committee on Energy and Commerce is expected to give an update on efforts to combat the opioid crisis at 10 a.m. ET.
By Associated Press
A comprehensive approach to drug education that builds students' decision-making, goal-setting and self-management skills may work best.
By Lora Strum and Victoria Pasquantonio
President Donald Trump offered remarks today that wandered from the opioid crisis to the Russia probe and to relief efforts in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says Marino played a key role in passing a bill weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.
By Michael Catalini, Associated Press
Christie said Tuesday that recommendations from the president's commission are "lessened" without the declaration, but he says it's too soon to say whether not declaring one has made things worse.
By Paul Solman
As part of the NewsHour’s series on the opioid epidemic, Paul Solman interviewed Donna Dibo, a former addict who is participating in a jobs training program in Youngstown, Ohio. Dibo recalled her struggling with opioid addiction and its impact on…
By Laura Santhanam
On bad days, five new babies are born in withdrawal from opioids at Cabell County-Huntington Hospital in southern West Virginia. In the neonatal therapeutic unit, there are zero unoccupied beds, but staff can’t turn the infants away. On one week…
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