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One chart sums up why it"s so hard to tackle the opioid epidemic

AP Photo/Toby Talbot, FileDeaths related to opioid overdoses have been on the rise for a long time. More than .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 19th, 2017

Trump is tapping Chris Christie to tackle the opioid epidemic — here"s a fix scientists hope he"ll explore (NKTR)

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 27th, 2017

Trump is tapping Chris Christie to tackle the opioid epidemic — here"s a scientific fix he might explore (NKTR)

Enny Nuraheni / Re.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 27th, 2017

8 Startups Fighting America"s Opioid Epidemic

Meet the startups creating innovative ways to aid people battling opioid addiction, thus taking on one of the gravest health challenges of our time......»»

Category: topSource: inc9 hr. 19 min. ago

Amid the exploding opioid epidemic, a new device could change how doctors treat chronic pain

The Spine & Pain Institute of New York via YouTube Chronic pain is a condition that affects millions of Americans.  The standard way to treat it is by using opioid painkillers. But in recent years, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to hi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 21st, 2017

The Big 3 Are Fueling the Opioid Epidemic. Now They Need a Watchdog.

Corporate governance matters, too. The startling Washington Post–60.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 20th, 2017

America’s first opioid court is working well

“YOU got to be selfish. You got to do what’s best for you,” says Craig Hannah, a judge in Buffalo, New York, to the young man standing before the bench. “Yeah, I know,” replies Patrick Bruno, “It’s so hard.” Mr Hannah .....»»

Category: useconomySource: economistOct 19th, 2017

Did the drug industry fuel America"s opioid epidemic?

An investigation found the drug industry contributed at least $1.5 million to 23 lawmakers who co-sponored the bill, weakening enforcement laws at the height o.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 16th, 2017

DEA Whistleblower Blasts Drug Distributors, Congress Over Opioid ‘Collusion’

New report highlights revolving door between DEA and industry. The U.S.’s biggest drug distributors and some of its most senior politicians colluded to fuel the country’s opioid epidemic, leading directly to thousands of unnecessary death.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 16th, 2017

"Worse Than Big Tobacco": How Big Pharma Fuels The Opioid Epidemic

Authored by Lynn Paramore via The Institute for New Econom.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 12th, 2017

U.S. Opioid Epidemic: While America Pops Pills, Developing Countries Suffer in Pain

Increasingly strict drug regulations are creating a new health crisis outside the U.S......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 12th, 2017

Amazon Fear, Analyst Downgrade Make For An Ugly Ulta Beauty Chart

It’s hard to imagine that Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA) stock was trading above $314 per share less than five mont.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 12th, 2017

Opioid Crisis: Reckless Overprescribing of Antipsychotics is Killing Veterans

"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military.”.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 12th, 2017

KFC Needs to Take Responsibility for Africa’s Obesity Crisis

The chain is expanding on the continent. Ghana's obesity epidemic was in the spotlight this week, with a hard-hitting long-read in the New York Times on the changing food culture there, highlighted by the pop.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 11th, 2017

Cops Armed With New Weapon to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, or ODMAP, charts suspected overdoses in real time and alerts officials to spikes in opioid use......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 9th, 2017

6 charts reveal how severe the opioid epidemic has become

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesDrug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths cau.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 5th, 2017

How insurance companies can help fight the opioid epidemic

How insurance companies can help fight the opioid epidemic.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 25th, 2017

CVS to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic

The CVS pharmacy benefits division will limit opioid distribution in an effort to combat an epidemic wreaking havoc on the live.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodaySep 20th, 2017

Hawaii joins coalition of states seeking information from opioid manufacturers, distributors

Hawaii has joined a coalition of states in seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributor of prescription opioids. The bipartisan coalition is part of a multistate investigation into the nationwide opioid epidemic, according to.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 19th, 2017

Could Legalizing All Drugs Solve America’s Opioid Epidemic?

Tough-on-drugs policies haven’t worked. Drug policy in the U.S. is at a crossroads. On one hand, at least 22 states have decriminalized recreational marijuana, eight o.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 19th, 2017

The only thing Trump is doing to end the opioid crisis rewards the companies that started it

AP Photo/Andrew HarnikA month after he said he would, President Trump has yet to declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis. He has, however, created .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 19th, 2017