The lack of pain diagnoses attached to opioid prescriptions, the alarming new numbers on suicide attempts among trans youth, and other stories we're reading this week.
By Joshua Barajas, Harry Zahn, Erica R. Hendry
The research team behind a new letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine did not make a conclusion that these prescriptions were inappropriate.
By Laura Santhanam
The Senate is likely to pass a comprehensive bill to address the opioid crisis in the coming weeks. But the finish line on that long-discussed priority remains a long way off.
By Lev Facher, STAT
A study of more than 1,500 motor vehicle accident survivors reveals that rare variants of a "stress response" gene increase vulnerability to developing chronic pain.
By Sarah Linnstaedt, The Conversation
Trump is asking Sessions to look out for opioids coming into the U.S. from China and Mexico, saying those countries are "sending their garbage and killing our people."…
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
In “Dopesick,” journalist and author Beth Macy takes readers to the front lines of the opioid epidemic in Roanoke, Virginia, and other nearby communities, telling the story of grieving families, exhausted medical workers and convicted heroin dealers. Jeffrey Brown reports…
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic.
Most adults say they struggle with remembering to take their prescriptions. A nationwide study is testing a pill with an ingestible sensor that tracks medication adherence from inside the body.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
The responses by drug executives ranged from apologies to explanations to finger-pointing at the federal Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough in its role as overseer of sales of legally controlled substances.
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