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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)

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 27th, 2017

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 16th, 2017

Big Pharma faces tobacco moment as lawyers push opioid suits

Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment as litigation over opioids attract star lawyers and a growing list of states and local governments seeking their own multibillion-dollar payout to deal with costs of a burgeoning drug epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 15th, 2017

This Is What Makes The Opioid Epidemic Different From Other Health Crises

The opioid crisis is different from other public-health crises in one important way: Unlike the epidemic of cocaine use that ravaged low-income communities in the 1980s, the epidemic of opioi.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 13th, 2017

President Trump Officially Declares Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

"This is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem." President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency after a recommendation by his commission on.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 11th, 2017

Study Warns Of Binge-Drinking "Crisis" As Alcoholism Rates Spike 49%

The opioid epidemic isn’t the only public-health crisis plaguing the US. Americans are hitting the bottle harder th.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 10th, 2017

Trump Clearly Has No Clue How to Stop the Opioid Epidemic

The war on drugs hasn't worked. President D.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 9th, 2017

The Opioid Crisis Is Even Worse Than We Thought

America’s opioid epidemic is now killing more than 100 people every day, fueling a public-health crisis that’s straining state and local resources – even forcing at least one Pennsylvania coroner to increase his freezer cap.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 9th, 2017

New Hampshire is latest state to sue OxyContin manufacturer

The New Hampshire attorney general's office is suing Purdue Pharma, alleging that the drug manufacturer has continued its deceptive marketing of OxyContin in a state that has been called the "ground zero" of the opioid epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 8th, 2017

Budget impasse holds up $59M in King County behavioral health services funding

New projects to alleviate the Seattle area's homelessness crisis and opioid epidemic are on hold unless state lawmakers can reach a deal......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 8th, 2017

CDC Reports Record High Rate Of Drug-Related Deaths In 2016 Amid Opioid Epidemic

And they were driven in large part by the opioid epidemic. Hours ahead of President Donald Trump’s “major briefing” on opioid drug use in the U.S., a report from the National Center for Health Statisti.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 8th, 2017

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic

Percentage of people in US dying of drug overdoses has effectively quadrupled since 1999.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 7th, 2017

NYC narcotics prosecutor uses scare tactics in new fentanyl PSA

The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for New York City typically works to address the opioid epidemic by investigating and prosecuting felony drug offenses and related crimes in... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 2nd, 2017

Egalet"s Guardian Technology Begins Fight Against Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Egalet"s Guardian Technology Begins Fight Against Opioid Abuse Epidemic.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaAug 1st, 2017

Opioid abuse started as a rural epidemic. It"s now a national one.

Opioid abuse started as a rural epidemic. It"s now a national one......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 31st, 2017

Shareholders reject CEO"s pay package amid concerns over opioid epidemic

Shareholders often protest fat executive pay packages at annual shareholder meetings. But it's not often that they win......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 26th, 2017

Opioid Epidemic Costing U.S. More Than Medicare And Medicaid Together

Our coverage on the opioid epidemic continues below. Updated 26 July 2017. Against the backdrop of domestic political infighting and geopolit.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJul 26th, 2017

America’s opioid epidemic and the workplace: 3 lessons for employers

As many as 50,000 Americans reportedly may have died in 2016 as the result of an opioid-related overdose. This number of affected Americans continues to increase with no end in sight as the use of prescription opioids to relieve pain has reached sta.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 26th, 2017

CEO"s pay is under fire amid opioid epidemic

McKesson CEO John Hammergren has earned $692 million in the past 10 years. The Teamsters think that's too much......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJul 25th, 2017