Former FDA head: Opioid epidemic one of “great mistakes of

Former FDA head: Opioid epidemic one of “great mistakes of Doctor David Kessler, who ran the FDA from 1990 to 1997, doesn't hold back when talking about the explosion in opioid use in the last two decades. "This has been one [read more...]

Understanding the Epidemic | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center

Understanding the Epidemic | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center Rudd RA, Seth P, David F, Scholl L. Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 16 December [read more...]

The Opioid Epidemic: By the Numbers - hhs.gov

The Opioid Epidemic: By the Numbers - hhs.gov The Opioid Epidemic: By the Numbers Updated June 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.hhs.gov/opioids/ 1 Our nation is in the midst of an unprecedented [read more...]

Opioid Epidemic: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

Opioid Epidemic: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News Big News on Opioid Epidemic. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Opioid Epidemic. [read more...]

As States Battle The Opioid Epidemic More Are Considering Medical Cannabis Reform

As States Battle The Opioid Epidemic More Are Considering Medical Cannabis Reform Each day 91 people in the U.S. die from an opioid overdose. America is in the grips of an opioid epidemic. Almost every time I turn legal medical cannabis laws on the books. Every single one of the states needs to take a serious look at legalizing [read more...]

GUEST COLUMN: Addressing the opioid epidemic

GUEST COLUMN: Addressing the opioid epidemic The battle against drug addiction, particularly opioids, remains one of the most pressing public health challenges Colorado has been particularly impacted by the heroin and opioid epidemic. Despite being home to only 6 percent of the state's population [read more...]

Dr. Oz on combating the opioid epidemic

Dr. Oz on combating the opioid epidemic WEBVTT ERIN: AS THE OPIOID PROBLEMCONTINUES AND DEA.THOUSANDS OF ER VISITS A DAY ANDDEATHS.ERIN: WE KNOW THE PARAMEDICS ANDPOLICE OFFICERS ARE CARRYING THESHOT THAT HELP THEM IF THERE ISAN OVERDOSE.WOULD ONE ARGUE THAT IS SAVINGLIVES BUT IT IS MAKING [read more...]

The Call-In: The Opioid Epidemic And How Opioids Have Affected Your Lives

The Call-In: The Opioid Epidemic And How Opioids Have Affected Your Lives The opioid epidemic is growing. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jim He ultimately died as a result of a long-standing kind of infection around his heart. At one point, he had been injecting into his neck. And that caused an infection that ultimately [read more...]

FBI Director James Comey: Opioid epidemic is ‘black hole’ that sucks people down

FBI Director James Comey: Opioid epidemic is ‘black hole’ that sucks people down FBI Director James Comey told a crowd of more than 400 people at Glen Allen High School that the opioid epidemic requires action from a broad On average, three Virginians die of an opioid overdose every day. Numbers provided by the the Henrico County [read more...]

Opioid addiction is a disease and it should be treated as such

Opioid addiction is a disease and it should be treated as such According to the CDC, 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. The DEA reported that Cumberland The forum featured guests whom discussed initiatives to solve this epidemic. One solution — that is already in the works — involves compiling [read more...]

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