Gun violence, prolonged mental trauma for children and the ongoing opioid crisis were just a few of the major health stories that captured national attention this year.
By Laura Santhanam
A Kentucky appeals court sided with STAT, upholding a ruling ordering the release of Purdue Pharma records about the marketing of the opioid OxyContin.
By David Armstrong, Andrew Joseph, STAT
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a bill that will expand access to certain kinds of opioid treatment. Keith Humphreys, former drug policy advisor during the Obama and Bush administrations, and Gary Mendell, the CEO of an addiction recovery nonprofit,…
Trump is expected to speak at 2 p.m. EDT today. Watch his remarks here.
By Joshua Barajas and Associated Press
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.
By Nora D. Volkow, Scientific American
Research continues to provide new insights into the reinforcing effects of nicotine, and we now know that nicotine’s insidiousness as a reinforcer goes beyond its ability to promote smoking.
By Joshua Barajas, Harry Zahn, Erica R. Hendry
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.
The research team behind a new letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine did not make a conclusion that these prescriptions were inappropriate.
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.
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