Opioid News

Opioid Use Linked to Rising Death Rate in Middle-Aged Whites


A sharp rise in death rates among white middle-aged Americans has claimed nearly as many lives in the past 15 years as the spread of Aids in the US, researchers have said. The alarming trend, overlooked until now, has hit […]

Dr. Andrew Kolodny on Combating Drug Abuse

Responsible Opioid Prescribing

C-SPAN: Dr. Andrew Kolodny talks about the scope of the prescription drug and heroin abuse epidemic and the Obama administration’s efforts to combat it.

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Plan To Stop The Substance Abuse Epidemic

Think Progress: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to combat substance and alcohol abuse earlier this week, penning an 800-word op-ed that appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader, a newspaper based in a region reeling from a […]

Doctors Play A Role In The Opioid Addiction Epidemic, Study Finds


The Huffington Post: A quarter of patients given a short-term prescription for painkillers transitioned to long-term use. We know how opioid addictions end: all too often, in death by overdose. About 16,000 Americans every year die of an overdose of […]

When Pain Kills


AARP: 46 Americans overdose on painkillers each day — and the numbers are rising for those over 55 After years of suffering from a degenerative back condition, Betty Tully worried that she was already taking too many pills. But when […]