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Sackler Family Donations Carry Taint of Lives Destroyed by Purdue Opioids Feb. 14, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Sackler family name, once synonymous with philanthropy benefiting elite institutions, is now mor... Read More

The Thorny Problem of Finding Who's to Blame for Drug Overdoses Feb. 08, 2019

C Force

As prescription and illicit opioid overdose deaths continue to rise in the United States, lawsuits a... Read More

Opioids and Me Feb. 07, 2019

Susan Estrich

I know. I know the heartache of mothers who lose their sons, children who lose themselves. I'm as en... Read More

Punishing Patients Won't Reduce Opioid Deaths: A New Medicare Prescription Rule Will Aggravate Undertreatment of Pain Dec. 19, 2018

Jacob Sullum

A patient with metastatic prostate cancer tried to kill himself after he could not get the medicatio... Read More

Alcohol and Opioids Are Different Risks Nov. 29, 2018

Froma Harrop

Is alcohol really "the most dangerous drug"? That's what Governing magazine said on a cover, adding,... Read More

Marijuana Still the Most-Used Drug Oct. 18, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

TEENS: The good news is that an annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse conducted by th... Read More

The Opioid Crisis Is Now a Fentanyl Crisis Sep. 24, 2018

Daily Editorials

America's opioid crisis has shifted. As Congress and the White House have dawdled, the overdose deat... Read More

How to Prevent Overdose Deaths -- and How Not To Sep. 02, 2018

Steve Chapman

In the next 24 hours, we can expect that some 200 Americans will die of drug overdoses. The relentle... Read More

How Many Times Must We Save People Who Overdose? Jul. 12, 2018

Froma Harrop

A deeply humane friend recently suggested that medics stop saving people on their third opioid overd... Read More

Overdose Deaths Are the Product of Drug Prohibition Apr. 12, 2018

Steve Chapman

During Prohibition, drinkers never knew what they would get when they set out to slake their thirst.... Read More

Addiction Among Older Americans Apr. 06, 2018

Positive Aging

Most Americans over the age of 50 are not strangers to the following names: Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin... Read More

Putting the Pieces Together Nov. 13, 2017

Marc Dion

I live in a city with 88,000 residents and 17 dollar stores. I also work for the local newspaper, an... Read More

Trump's Weak Response to the Overdose Epidemic Oct. 29, 2017

Steve Chapman

You'd think it would be impossible to kill 100 people a day, every day, without inducing widespread ... Read More

Trump Rates Close to Zero on 'War' Against Opioids Jun. 13, 2017

Froma Harrop

Police near Daytona Beach, Florida, recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three littl... Read More

A Bold Remedy for Overdose Deaths Apr. 27, 2017

Steve Chapman

Addiction to opioids is hazardous to your health. To most people, this may sound like an obvious and... Read More

Opioid Deaths: Another Drug War Failure Mar. 19, 2017

Steve Chapman

Illicit drug use is an old phenomenon, and Jeff Sessions has an old solution: take off the gloves. "... Read More