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AMA President Leads on Opioids Oct. 24, 2019

Daily Editorials

Patrice Harris was an early witness to the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, and as an Atlanta resid... Read More

The Supply-and-Demand Solution to the Drug Crisis Sep. 28, 2019

Diane Dimond

A famous Greek myth recounts the tale of the diabolical King Sisyphus. He was punished for his many ... Read More

Fight Against Opioid Abuse May Involve Providing Supervised Injection Sites Sep. 17, 2019

Daily Editorials

There's no hiding from the statistics. In 2018, 1,116 people died from overdoses in Philadelphia, ac... Read More

Oklahoma Lawsuit Offers Hope for Justice and Change in the Opioid Epidemic May. 31, 2019

Daily Editorials

The nation's first opioids trial against a drug manufacturer opened this week in Oklahoma, offering ... Read More

Opioid Maker's Addiction to Profit Spurred Bid to Monetize Overdose Treatment. Apr. 03, 2019

Daily Editorials

After getting astronomically rich as Americans got hooked on prescription opioids, the Sackler famil... Read More

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

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

Fentanyl Is the Latest Deadly Twist in America's Continuing Opioid Epidemic Dec. 05, 2018

Daily Editorials

The opioid epidemic has a deadly new star: fentanyl, which is easier to overdose with than prescript... Read More

Feds Shake Down FedEx -- and Fail Jun. 23, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

Showtime's "Billions" probably is 2016's most intriguing dramatic series precisely because its nasti... Read More

Everybody Used to Be Something Feb. 10, 2014

Marc Dion

When Philip Seymour Hoffman, light of the American theater, died, apparently of a heroin overdose, I... Read More

Heroin Makes a Comeback Feb. 08, 2014

Diane Dimond

Heroin is back — with a vengeance. It never really disappeared from the drug-culture landscap... Read More

Heroin and Marijuana Aren't Equally Dangerous Feb. 06, 2014

Debra J. Saunders

The apparent heroin overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman already has become a hockey puck ... Read More