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North Americans Far More Likely Than Swedes to Fill Prescriptions for Opioids After Surgery
Americans and Canadians are seven times more likely to fill a prescription for opioid pain pills in the week after surgery than Swedes, says a study published Wednesday, one of the ...
September 16, 2019
NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (September 4)
The Trump administration announced more funding to combat the opioid crisis; the U.S. is sanctioning a network of ...
September 4, 2019
Veterans’ Satisfaction High Following Trump Admin. Reforms: Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Reforming the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs was a key campaign promise of candidate Donald Trump. So how ...
July 15, 2019
Obesity-Related Pain Contributes to Opioid Use
Long-term use of prescription opioids for chronic pain is more common among people who are overweight or obese, ...
June 27, 2019
Opioid Addiction Doesn’t Always Start With the Doctor
Nonmedical opioid users are more likely to start abusing the drug after getting them from friends or family ...
June 17, 2019
60 People Charged in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown
CINCINNATI—Federal authorities said Wednesday, April 18, they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs ...
April 18, 2019
The Associated Press
Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to Stop Flow of China’s Synthetic Opioids into US
WASHINGTON—Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) introduced the Fentanyl Sanctions Act on April 10, a bipartisan ...
April 10, 2019
Drug Company Founder, Execs Exploited Patients to Sell Opioid, Prosecutor Says
BOSTON—The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. put profits over patient safety by bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive ...
April 4, 2019
US Lawmakers Skeptical of China’s New Measures to Clamp Down on Fentanyl
U.S. lawmakers have reacted with skepticism after Beijing announced a set of measures to curb fentanyl production and ...
April 2, 2019
Fentanyl Deaths Skyrocketed More than 1,000% over 6 Years in the US—Here’s Who It’s Killing
Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report ...
March 21, 2019
Wire Service Content
US House Bill Proposes Sanctions Against Chinese With Ties to Fentanyl Production, Trafficking
U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.) have introduced legislation to tackle the flow of fentanyl ...
March 7, 2019
US Deaths From Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide Reach Record High
The number of Americans who died from alcohol, drugs, and suicide in 2017 reached the highest level recorded—more ...
March 5, 2019
Sen. Booker Hides Behind Pot’s Smoke Screen
Commentary See through the smoke screen. In September 2018, Daniel Lopez, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and ...
March 4, 2019
Christopher C. Hull
Mom Shares Drug Overdose Photo to Warn About Epidemic in United States
A Delaware mother is hoping a photo of her deceased son will raise awareness about the opioid epidemic ...
February 21, 2019
Study Links Opioid Epidemic to Painkiller Marketing
Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from ...
January 29, 2019
Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. When a ...
January 17, 2019
The Associated Press
Is The Healthocracy Making Your Pain Worse?
Chronic pain treatment has become a $635 billion a year "biz" in the US. More is spent per ...
January 7, 2019
Congressional Report Finds Millions of Opioids Sent to Small-Town Pharmacies in West Virginia
Nearly nine million opioids were shipped to a single pharmacy in the small town of Kermit, West Virginia, ...
December 22, 2018
Childbirth in the Age of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Sobriety
When she was in her early 20s, Nicole Veum says, she made a lot of mistakes. “I was ...
December 10, 2018
The More Pills Patients Get, The More They Take
Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use ...
December 1, 2018
University of Michigan
Melania Trump Calls Opioids ‘Worst Drug Crisis’ in US History
First Lady Melania Trump on Nov. 28, called opioids the "worst drug crisis" in United States history. Speaking ...
November 28, 2018
Opioids for Depression? Not So Fast Says An FDA Advisory Committee
The mental illness "franchise" has been very good to Pharma. While it could not "grow" the number of ...
November 28, 2018
Trump Signs $6 Billion Package of Bipartisan Opioid Bills
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Oct. 24 signed a bipartisan package of bills on opioid addiction that he called ...
October 24, 2018
Combatting the Third Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl
NEW YORK—Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die from opioid overdose, according to a ...
October 23, 2018
Study Finds State Depression Rates Connected With Opioid Deaths
Reports show that both mental illnesses and drug use are on the rise across the United States. Over ...
October 15, 2018
At UN, Trump Addresses Global Drug Crisis
NEW YORK—At the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 24, President Donald Trump addressed member nations about the worldwide ...
September 24, 2018
Texas Men Plead Guilty to Trafficking Enough Fentanyl to Kill 5 Million People
WASHINGTON—Two Texas men pleaded guilty to trafficking more than 10 kilograms (about 22 pounds) of fentanyl through Louisiana, ...
September 14, 2018
Trump: Kavanaugh and His Family Have Been Hurt ‘So Badly’
Arizona Court Allows Artists to Refuse to Express LGBT Messages
Pence: USMCA Will Strengthen President’s Hand in China Talks
Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over ‘Hate Group’ Label
Trump Hopeful that a Trade Deal with China Will Come Soon, Likely ‘Greatest Deal Ever’
Judicial Watch Sues for Documents on FBI’s Trump Informant
Trump Reveals Top Five Finalists for National Security Adviser