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Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids Marijuana
Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids

DENVER — A car accident 17 years ago shattered Ashley Weber’s spine and left her confined to a wheelchair. After the accident, she said, she was prescribed strong opioids, developed an addiction to them and spent her days in a... Read More

Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds Uncategorized
Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians Know Someone Who’s Died From Opioid Use, Survey Finds

PHILADELPHIA — In a stark illustration of the depths of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, a new survey of city residents found that nearly a third — 29% — know someone who has died from opioid use. The survey, conducted by the... Read More

Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis Substance abuse
Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis
2019-08-05 21:46:54
by Dan McCue

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss how local communities are addressing the opioid crisis and substance abuse in general. Deaths from drug overdoses in New Jersey... Read More

How Opioid Painkillers Became Big Business in a Philadelphia Neighborhood Already Ravaged by Drugs Opioids
How Opioid Painkillers Became Big Business in a Philadelphia Neighborhood Already Ravaged by Drugs

PHILADELPHIA — For years, Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood has been the epicenter of a huge open-air drug market where illicit drugs were bought and used in plain sight. But more than a decade ago, in the earliest days of what would... Read More

Billions of Opioids Shipped to Ohio in Just 7 Years Opioids
Billions of Opioids Shipped to Ohio in Just 7 Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Billions of pain pills distributed, more than a million years of life lost, thousands of deaths by overdose. Reports and data released last week offered a breathtaking view of the numbers behind Ohio’s epidemic of drug addiction,... Read More

12 Million Pills and 700 Deaths: How a Few Pill Mills Helped Fan the US Opioid Inferno Opioids
12 Million Pills and 700 Deaths: How a Few Pill Mills Helped Fan the US Opioid Inferno

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Soon after he took over as medical director of the Urgent Care & Surgery Center in eastern Tennessee in 2012, Dr. Marc Valley realized he was supervising illegal drug dealers in lab coats. Platoons of patients socialized... Read More

Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments Opioids
Blue Dogs Push to Hold China Accountable for Illicit Fentanyl Shipments
2019-05-17 21:23:03
by Dan McCue

The Blue Dog Coalition has endorsed H.R. 2483, also known as the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, which aims to pressure the Chinese government to honor its commitment to make all forms of fentanyl illegal and provide the United States with more... Read More

Meth vs. Opioids: America Has Two Drug Epidemics, But Focuses on One Health
Meth vs. Opioids: America Has Two Drug Epidemics, But Focuses on One

SAN FRANCISCO — Kim had been wine tasting with a friend in Sonoma, Calif. They got into an argument in the car that night and Kim thought someone was following them. She was utterly convinced. And she had to get... Read More

Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds Opioids
Congressional Delegation Secures New Hampshire Additional $11.9 Million in Opioid Funds
2019-03-30 00:16:11
by Dan McCue

New Hampshire will receive an additional $11.9 million to address the state's opioid crisis thanks to the willingness of the Granite State's congressional delegation to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan support for the infusion of federal funding. New... Read More

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