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‘The pain takes over and it’s torture’: Inside the search for new ways to treat pain as America fights against opioid addiction
Many chronic-pain patients are treated like addicts when they seek out opioid prescriptions as their best option. Can new types of non-opioid pain medications ease some of the pressure they feel over seeking pain relief?
Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1
Two months after it became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat addiction, doctors are calling out Lucemyra, a new branded medication to treat opioid withdrawal, for costing $1,737 more per week than a similar generic drug.
A bombshell New York Times report says that Purdue Pharma knew OxyContin was being abused within the first few years after it launched
Soon after appearing on the market, OxyContin, an opioid produced by Purdue Pharma, started to be widely abused in the underground drug culture scene. A confidential Justice Department report revealed that the company knew about this activity and elected to conceal that information.
Opioid prescriptions fell about 12% between 2016 and 2017, according to new data from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.
WE’VE GOT A DEAL: Congress just released a massive $1.3 trillion plan to avoid a government shutdown
The $1.3 trillion omnibus bill will include funding to combat the opioid crisis, increase border security, protect voting systems, and build new infrastructure.
A mysterious ‘supplement’ with a viral following has been linked to salmonella — and the outbreak is still spreading
The CDC reported that the opioid kratom has been tied to 87 cases of salmonella, a bacterial infection from contaminated food or water.
Every year, thousands of patients receive a prescription for drugs ranging from morphine to fentanyl — and every year thousands of people die from an overdose.
A 24-year-old Trump appointee who held a top drug policy job despite having no relevant experience quit after an investigation into his credentials
A top Trump appointee will step down after the Washington Post revealed the 24-year-old's lack of experience and misrepresentations on his resume.
Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, despite internal turmoil and outside competition, has expanded its involvement in the heroin trade, feeding the US's opioid epidemic.
Afghanistan continues to be the world's biggest producer of opium, and it's changing out the Taliban operates.