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The DEA probably can’t arrest the Chinese drug kingpins it just indicted

The DEA probably can’t arrest the Chinese drug kingpins it just indicted

Federal authorities have indicted two Chinese drug kingpins accused of shipping massive amounts of fentanyl to dealers and users in the United States — but it’s unclear whether the men are in custody

First-ever U.S. indictments of Chinese fentanyl makers show failures of opioid policy

American officials want two Chinese nationals arrested for allegedly manufacturing and importing large quantities of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that is driving the U.S. overdose epidemic
How OxyContin’s maker tried to influence Trump’s opioid commission

How OxyContin’s maker tried to influence Trump’s opioid commission

A top executive at Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of the painkiller OxyContin, met with a member of the commission created by President Donald Trump to advise his administration on the opioid epidemic,

A Photographer’s View of the American Opioid Crisis

Margaret Talbot on the photographer Philip Montgomery’s experience documenting families, first responders, and users in an Ohio county gripped by heroin.

This is how 6 states declared an emergency over the opioid crisis, with no national precedent

It’s been 74 days since President Donald Trump said he’d declare a national emergency over the opioid epidemic, which killed over 33,000 nationwide in 2015 alone. Last Monday during a press
Baltimore residents, dying from opioid overdoses, hope to get promised help from the White House

Baltimore residents, dying from opioid overdoses, hope to get promised help from the White House

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — If the paramedics had gotten there two minutes later, Darrin Dorsey would be dead. “Through the process you don’t even know you are about to die or you’re dead,” said Dorsey.
Trump Promised Action on the Opioid Epidemic 78 Days Ago. Here’s How Many People Might Have Died Since Then

Trump Promised Action on the Opioid Epidemic 78 Days Ago. Here’s How Many People Might Have Died Since Then

He's expected to finally declare the epidemic an "emergency," more than two months after he said he would

Trump’s answer to the opioid crisis is $57,000 and “Just say no”

After nearly two and a half months of failing to follow through on his pledge to declare a national state of emergency in response to the opioid crisis, President Donald Trump is finally taking
President Trump Blamed Criminals, Drug Companies, Mexico and China for the Opioid Crisis

President Trump Blamed Criminals, Drug Companies, Mexico and China for the Opioid Crisis

President Trump blamed hardened criminals, pharmaceutical companies, Mexico and China for the opioid crisis in a White House address Thursday, reaching for the same targets he’s long used for other
Trump’s big opioid emergency speech is an exercise in fluff, misdirection, and deceit

Trump’s big opioid emergency speech is an exercise in fluff, misdirection, and deceit

Like the rash of executive orders he signed in the early months of his administration, President Donald Trump’s Thursday address declaring a national public health emergency to help fight deaths
Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

The opioid overdose-reversing drug is at Walgreens stores nationwide
Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

The opioid overdose-reversing drug is at Walgreens stores nationwide
The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making

The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making

Examining the body of a woman who died of an overdose in August.

Kratom is helping this heroin-user break his 6-year addiction

Despite the Trump administration’s recent push to solve an opioid crisis that’s now killing more people than AIDS did at its peak, the U.S. has come close to banning the leaves of a Southeast Asian
The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making

The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making

Examining the body of a woman who died of an overdose in August.
Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a ‘Health Emergency’ but Requests No Funds

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a ‘Health Emergency’ but Requests No Funds

President Trump declaring a public health emergency at the White House East Room on Thursday. The move falls short of Mr. Trump’s sweeping promise to declare a national emergency on opioids.
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Patrick Radden Keefe on How the Marketing of OxyContin Helped Create the Opioid Epidemic

A pharmaceutical sales rep explains how the marketing of OxyContin aggressively pushed to destigmatize opioids, and created an epidemic.