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This Actor Prepped to Play a Teen Addicted to Heroin in '13 Reasons Why'

Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Jesse Hicks
4 days ago
addiction
addiction

New York’s Mayor Finally Releases Safe Injection Report After Months of Delay

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to open four facilities meant help to prevent overdose deaths following criticism from activists for delaying the report.
Jesse Hicks
5.3.18
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18
addiction
addiction

I Learned How to Treat an Opioid Overdose in 90 Minutes

The key points everyone should know.
Carson Kessler
4.18.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.
Elizabeth Brico
4.10.18
pain
pain

People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids

There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
Troy Farah
4.5.18
addiction
addiction

New Opioid Memorial Demeans People Who Died From Painkiller Overdoses

The National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" memorial not only dehumanizes people, it also ignores those who died from street drugs like heroin. Trump will host it in front of the White House in April.
Maia Szalavitz
3.29.18
Unites States of Addiction
Unites States of Addiction

Drug Deaths Are Highest in Regions with More Divorce and Single-Parent Families

A new study suggests that geography is far less important in explaining overdose deaths than are family life and job opportunities.
Denny Watkins
3.26.18
Not The Onion
Not The Onion

Kellyanne Conway Recommends Eating Ice Cream and French Fries Instead of Buying Fentanyl

Conway, the head of President Trump's opioids cabinet, said college kids who don't eat sugar or carbs but buy drugs should reconsider their habits.
Susan Rinkunas
3.22.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

You Can’t Overdose on Fentanyl by Touching It

The opioid isn't easily absorbed through the skin, no matter what viral headlines say.
Maia Szalavitz
3.21.18
pain
pain

Hospitals Are Struggling to Manage People’s Pain Amid a Shortage of Injectable Opioids

Hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid, and fentanyl, which can leave patients languishing in pain and raise the risk of dosing mistakes.
Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline
3.19.18
Unites States of Addiction
Unites States of Addiction

The Maker of OxyContin Is Funding Efforts to Fight Addiction: Is It ‘Blood Money’ or Charity?

Purdue Pharma, whose top-selling painkiller, OxyContin, helped fuel the opioid epidemic, now wants to help treat it—or at least salvage its own reputation.
Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
3.15.18