An analysis of more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the daily dose of opioids went way down.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Trump unveiled his plan to combat the nation's deadly opioid addiction in a speech Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state ravaged by the drug.
The governors of Maryland and Oregon are making an urgent call for greater federal help to deal with the opioid epidemic in their hard-hit states. Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., sit down with William Brangham to…
By Saher Khan
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Emergency department visits linked to opioid overdoses are on the rise, and new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday show virtually no sign of improvement across much of the U.S.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, March 4, despite criticism, the Trump administration plans to go ahead with proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and a documentary on the life and work on award-winning conflict photographer Chris Hondros. Also, a look…
By PBS NewsHour
On average, 115 people die every day due to opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The White House declared the opioid crisis a “public health emergency” last October and last week held a summit where…
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By Matthew Perrone, Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives.
Canine police units sniff out suspects, missing people and guns, but they can also encounter potentially lethal opioids like heroin or fentanyl. In light of the national opioid crisis, some officers are getting Narcan training in case their dogs inhale…
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