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John Oliver on How Opioid Addiction Is Creating a Massive Public Health Crisis (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host delves into the painful truths behind the painkiller dependence that is ruining—and taking—many American lives.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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What’s Being Done to Curb the Overdose Death Toll From Opioids?

In 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of opioid overdoses, more than half from prescription drugs.

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A Heroin Crisis Rears Its Head as a Presidential Campaign Issue

With New Hampshire battling record overdose deaths, the sense has emerged that candidates who are not prepared to discuss the matter may as well skip the state’s primary.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE



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Deaths Trigger DEA Investigation of Pain Specialist

Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, is under investigation regarding the deaths from opioid overdoses of as many as 20 patients from his Utah clinic—a number unheard of in other offices where the medications are prescribed.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Reformulated Drug Sends Users Elsewhere

A harder-to-abuse version of OxyContin released two years ago has pushed users to other drugs that mimic the effects of opiates, including heroin.

Posted on Jul 14, 2012 READ MORE


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