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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Al Jazeera America: Once thought to be a problem of the young, opioid addiction is becoming increasingly common among elderly Americans In early July, 70-year-old Carol Billker traveled two hours from her home in Rockledge, Florida, to Hanley Center, an […]