March 15, 2018

ERs Report Opioid Overdoses Jumped 30 Percent in One Year

Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to NPR. The […]
March 14, 2018

Cocaine Deaths on the Rise Among Black Americans

Cocaine deaths are increasing, particularly among non-Hispanic black Americans, The New York Times reports. Cocaine, the number-two killer among illegal drugs, claims the lives of more black Americans […]
March 14, 2018

Growing Number of Children End Up in ICU After Overdosing on Opioids

A new study finds a significant and steady increase in the number of children in the United States who are admitted to pediatric intensive care units […]
March 7, 2018

FDA to Allow Drug Companies to Sell Wider Range of Opioid Addiction Treatments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow drug companies to sell medications that reduce opioid cravings, even if they do not fully stop addiction, The New […]
March 5, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic Has Now Reached Black America

There’s a common narrative told about America’s current opioid epidemic: It is, unlike many of the drug overdose crises of the past, predominantly a white epidemic. The newest […]
March 5, 2018

Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Reach New Peaks in Communities of Color

Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide—known as “deaths of despair”—are increasing among blacks, Latinos and Asians, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s […]
February 21, 2018

Opioid Crisis in U.S. Has Cost More Than $1 Trillion: Report

The cost of the nation’s opioid crisis exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017, a new report concludes. The epidemic may cost an additional $500 billion […]
February 7, 2018

1 in 20 US Kids Harmed by Alcohol in the Womb

More children have been affected by drinking during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. […]
January 8, 2018

Rise in Opioid Deaths Contributes to Reduction in U.S. Life Expectancy

A new government report finds life expectancy in the United States decreased for the second consecutive year in 2016, in part due to an increase in […]