Opioid News

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 […]

Has Obama Neglected America’s Growing Opioid, Heroin Epidemic?


Forbes: One grassroots group believes so – and its members say they’re not “politely and patiently” remaining quiet as the president’s administration continues to ignore the country’s ever-growing problem of opioid abuse, misuse and overdose. The FED UP! Coalition, formed […]

Opioid, Sedative Co-prescribing Still Common

Psychiatry Advisor: Although rates of opioid prescribing reached a plateau from 2006–2010, the co-prescribing of opioids and sedative hypnotics did not decrease over a nine-year period despite guidelines that advise against co-prescribing of these medications. In this study published in […]