September 11, 2018

Meek Mill Talks Hiding Opioid Addiction, ‘Life-Changing’ Rehab

By BRITTANY SPANOS Meek Mill spoke candidly about his battle with an opioid addiction while he was on probation during a press conference he held in […]
September 11, 2018

Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

By Jan Hoffman BOSTON — To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum. According to his chart, he had residual pain from a leg injury […]
September 10, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Is Now a Fentanyl Crisis

By Editorial Board America’s opioid crisis has shifted. As Congress and the White House have dawdled, the overdose death toll has continued its steady climb — […]
August 30, 2018

Nationwide, The Number of Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged Despite Addiction Crisis

Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota finds. The […]
August 30, 2018

Narcan Training Is Like An Insurance Policy

  By Tom Smith  FLORENCE — Police officers often are the first to find individuals who have overdosed on heroin or opioids.  “That happens more frequently […]
August 20, 2018

A Closer Look at How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Employment

  By Janet Currie and Molly Schnell The toll that the opioid epidemic has taken on the United States is undeniable. On average, 115 Americans die […]
August 17, 2018

Taraji P. Henson Creates Foundation to Honor Her Late Father Who Battled Mental Health Issues

BY JULIE JORDAN Taraji P. Henson is on a mission. In hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in African-American communities, the actress just launched […]
August 14, 2018

The US opioid crisis has ‘peaked,’ says one of the nation’s leading health-care authorities

The opioid epidemic in the United States has “peaked,” says Dr. Toby Cosgrove, one of the nation’s leading voices on health-care reform. “We’re starting to see […]
August 14, 2018

How Opioid Prescribing Differs by Congressional District

A new map charts opioid prescribing rates by congressional district and shows the highest prescribing rates occur in Appalachia, the south, and the rural west, according […]