opioids and opiates

Tufts Removes Sackler Name Over Opioids: ‘Our Students Find It Objectionable’

Tufts Removes Sackler Name Over Opioids: ‘Our Students Find It Objectionable’

Tufts University ordered that the Sackler family name be removed from five facilities and programs, but said it would not return donations or rescind an honorary degree.
Tufts Removes Sackler Name Over Opioids: ‘Our Students Find It Objectionable’

Tufts Removes Sackler Name Over Opioids: ‘Our Students Find It Objectionable’

Tufts University ordered that the Sackler family name be removed from five facilities and programs, but said it would not return donations or rescind an honorary degree.
The American Health Care Industry Is Killing People

The American Health Care Industry Is Killing People

Yes, transitioning to a more equitable system might eliminate some jobs. But the status quo is morally untenable.
They Gave Me Oxy. I Didn’t Want It. Now What?

They Gave Me Oxy. I Didn’t Want It. Now What?

There would be no herbs, or diffusers, or mysticism. There would be Oxycodone or Vicodin, and I would need to take it.
China Cracks Down on Fentanyl. But Is It Enough to End the U.S. Epidemic?

China Cracks Down on Fentanyl. But Is It Enough to End the U.S. Epidemic?

After years of American pressure, China is taking steps to shut off the illicit supply of deadly synthetic opioids. But don’t expect an end to the overdoses.
China Cracks Down on Fentanyl. But Is It Enough to End the U.S. Epidemic?

China Cracks Down on Fentanyl. But Is It Enough to End the U.S. Epidemic?

After years of American pressure, China is taking steps to shut off the illicit supply of deadly synthetic opioids. But don’t expect an end to the overdoses.
6 Drug Companies’ Role in Opioid Epidemic Scrutinized by Prosecutors

6 Drug Companies’ Role in Opioid Epidemic Scrutinized by Prosecutors

The companies, including Johnson & Johnson, received subpoenas from Brooklyn prosecutors.
Melania Trump Is Booed While Addressing Students in Baltimore

Melania Trump Is Booed While Addressing Students in Baltimore

The first lady, who was speaking at an event for youth opioids awareness, rarely elicits such a visceral crowd reaction on her own.

A ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected African-Americans

Fewer opioid prescriptions meant fewer deaths (possibly 14,000), but the episode also reveals how prevalent and harmful stereotypes can be, even if implicit.

A ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected African-Americans

Fewer opioid prescriptions meant fewer deaths (possibly as many as 14,000), but the episode also reveals how prevalent and harmful stereotypes can be, even if implicit.

A ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected African-Americans

Fewer opioid prescriptions meant fewer deaths (possibly 14,000), but the episode also reveals how prevalent and harmful stereotypes can be, even if implicit.
The Parents Passed a Drug Test. Should They Get Their Children Back?

The Parents Passed a Drug Test. Should They Get Their Children Back?

Ohio counties want to reunite families that were separated because of drug use. But prioritizing that ideal has had deadly consequences.
The Parents Passed a Drug Test. Should They Get Their Children Back?

The Parents Passed a Drug Test. Should They Get Their Children Back?

Ohio counties want to reunite families that were separated because of drug use. But prioritizing that ideal has had deadly consequences.
The Latest Failure in the War on Drugs

The Latest Failure in the War on Drugs

People who provide the drugs that lead to overdoses often need help, not prison.

Should I Report Officiants Who Won’t Marry Same-Sex Couples?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on outing wedding vendors that won’t work with L.G.B.T.Q. couples and the problem with exploiting emergency-room services.
Cleaning Up After My Brother’s Fatal Overdose

Cleaning Up After My Brother’s Fatal Overdose

The mark he left in the world was his bloodstain. I hired a trauma cleaning company to erase it.
Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.
Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.
Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Whoops. Judge Reduces J&J Opioid Fine After Mistaking Thousands for Millions

Johnson & Johnson will now have to pay $465 million, not $572 million, for its role in Oklahoma’s opioid epidemic.