Addiction in the News

Should Midwives Be Able to Prescribe Suboxone?

A newly proposed law would allow midwives and other practitioners to prescribe Suboxone.

Over 13,000. That’s the number of infants delivered in the U.S. each year with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). It’s caused by the use of prescription pain medications or other opioids, like heroin, while pregnant. Babies with this medical condition are born dependent on opiates. The severity of each case is determined by the amount and […]

AG Sessions: Creating a Culture Hostile on Drug Abuse

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to crack down on healthcare fraud and opiate scams.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this month that the U.S. Justice Department will be focusing on “healthcare fraud and opioid scams” by implementing a pilot program which would send federal prosecutors across cities most affected by addiction and overdoses. Further, he and President Trump spoke about reviving the “Just Say No” campaign, a strategy […]

Report: Doctors Paid to Pedal Addictive Opiates

A new report delves into the seedy side of opioid pharmaceutical marketing.

91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose – a sobering statistic which led President Trump to recently declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. It’s no secret that drug companies are a contributing factor in this deadly problem, but should doctors share some of the blame? A new report sheds light on their […]

Gabor Maté Responds to Trump’s Opioid Crisis Declaration

Is President Trump's opioid crisis declaration enough? Dr. Gabor Maté weighs in on this issue.

The current opioid crisis is the deadliest in U.S. history, with President Trump officially declaring it a national emergency just a few weeks ago. In response to the President, physician and author, Dr. Gabor Maté, discusses this lethal trend and advocates for the reform of current substance abuse treatment methods. A New Perspective on an […]

Investigation Prompts Lawsuit Against Oxy Manufacturer

What impact will this lawsuit have on the future of OxyContin in our nation?

New Hampshire’s footprint is only 9,350 square miles, yet this tiny state saw nearly 500 overdose deaths within its boundaries in 2016 alone. This staggering number has grown exponentially over the last decade. It’s nearly ten times more than the figure from 2000. The state of drug use in New Hampshire is such that the […]

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