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…
Every day brings another story about the depth of the country’s opioid crisis. A rise of pain killer prescriptions from doctors and a pharmaceutical industry eager to boost sales in the 1990s sparked a wave of addiction that shot up…
As a part of the PBS NewsHour series "American Addicted," NewsHour will host a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 29 to talk about opioid use and substance abuse.
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.
By Nick Roll, Inside Higher Ed
Can prevention and education programs be effective measures for stemming the opioid crisis? A new Maryland law raises the question.
Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey in 2012 and killed more than 150 people. As Florida copes with Tropical Storm Irma and Texas rebuilds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the…
By Laura Santhanam
Sen. Claire McCaskill is expected to speak around 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch live here.
By Associated Press
He tells reporters the drug crisis afflicting the nation is a "serious problem the likes of which we have never had" and says he's drawing up documents "to so attest."…
By Robin Feldman, The Conversation
While opioids have become easier to obtain through illicit markets, a drug that could save countless lives has become increasingly out of reach.
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