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Chronic pain patients say the crackdown on opioids means they’re now treated like addicts

Some days Cindy Laux feels like her skin is on fire. The scorching pain shoots down her legs like she just spilled hot coffee on her lap. Other days it feels like insects are crawling all over her.

The surgeon general just told the U.S. how to solve addiction

Amid the divisiveness of the 2016 election, one issue united both parties: the need to address opioid addiction in America. Hillary Clinton proposed “a bold plan to prevent and treat addiction,” and

Cops care more about heroin than deadly prescription pills, survey shows

American law enforcement has a new Public Enemy No. 1 among illegal drugs: It’s called heroin. That’s according to a new survey of police conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration that shows 38
How Wisdom Teeth Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic
Algorithms Secretly Run the World

Algorithms Secretly Run the World

These are today's best ideas
How Doctors Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

How Doctors Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Some doctors prescribe more opioids than others
President Trump Vowed to Solve the Opioid Crisis. He Needs to Fix This Problem First

President Trump Vowed to Solve the Opioid Crisis. He Needs to Fix This Problem First

During a freewheeling recent press conference, President Trump declared that America was “drug-infested” country. “Drugs,” Trump said, “are becoming cheaper than candy bars.” What the President failed
President Trump Vowed to Solve the Opioid Crisis. He Needs to Fix This Problem First

President Trump Vowed to Solve the Opioid Crisis. He Needs to Fix This Problem First

During a freewheeling recent press conference, President Trump declared that America was “drug-infested” country. “Drugs,” Trump said, “are becoming cheaper than candy bars.” What the President failed

Sean Spicer is wrong: Medical marijuana could help solve the opioid crisis

David Bradford couldn’t help but wince when he heard it. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was responding to a question about President Donald Trump’s position on marijuana legalization last

Drug companies sued for flooding West Virginia county with 40 million doses of opioids

A county in West Virginia is suing 10 wholesale drug distributors — including subsidiaries of Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS — alleging the companies flooded the state with prescription
Heroin Use Is Spiking Among White Americans

Heroin Use Is Spiking Among White Americans

The U.S. is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, with 91 people dying every day from an overdose on opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. A new study reports that heroin use across the
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DHS Secretary John Kelly: ‘Marijuana Is Not a Factor in the Drug War’

DHS Secretary John Kelly: ‘Marijuana Is Not a Factor in the Drug War’

Kelly said on NBC News that the three biggest problems were methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.
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Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials
Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Hepatitis C Is Spiking Among Young People

Cases of hepatitis C in the United States have nearly tripled within a five-year period, reaching a new 15-year high of around 34,000 new hepatitis C infections in 2015, federal health officials

Jeff Sessions launches War on Drugs 2.0 with new mandatory-minimum policy

Virtually every person who faces federal drug charges can now expect to receive a stiff mandatory-minimum sentence under a new policy announced late Thursday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Shortly