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Decision Makers Behind Purdue Pharma's Opioid Criminality Deserve Prison Time Oct. 28, 2020

Daily Editorials

Last week's admission by Purdue Pharma of criminal responsibility for its role in fomenting and expl... Read More

Saving Lives, Giving Dignity May. 09, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Recently, our geriatric cat, Sara, was diagnosed with kidney disease. She's over 100 in people years... Read More

Can Damage Done by CDC's Opioid Guidelines Be Reversed? Agency's Acknowledgment of Suffering Caused by Its Prescribing Advice May Be Too Little, Too Late May. 01, 2019

Jacob Sullum

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its opioid prescribing guidelines... Read More

The Opioid Crisis Hits Close to Home Apr. 25, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Last winter, my husband and I joined with other mourners at the funeral of a man who died in his mid... 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

Time to Reverse the Odds of Preventable Death Jan. 25, 2019

C Force

For the first time since records have been kept on such things, the odds of someone accidentally dyi... Read More

Clean Up Before Listening Up Jan. 23, 2019


Next time you see a doctor and watch him wash his hands before the exam, maybe ask if he'll give his... 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

Where Is the Plan to Ease the Pain? Nov. 09, 2018

C Force

Pain can take many forms. There is throbbing pain, stabbing pain, phantom pain, acute pain and chron... Read More

Opioid Crisis Grew Unchecked Sep. 06, 2018

Daily Editorials

Congressional committees recently brought the top executives of opioid manufacturers to Washington t... Read More

CDC Should Put America First Feb. 07, 2018

Betsy McCaughey

Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distan... Read More

Opioids: The Crisis of Our Lifetime Dec. 19, 2017

Salena Zito

Eric Hargan is about to get a demotion, and he is just fine with that. The acting secretary of the D... Read More

Why Are Pregnant Women Likelier to Die at Rural Hospitals? Aug. 22, 2017

Froma Harrop

While giving birth at a small hospital in central Tennessee, Whitney Brown developed terrible breath... Read More

Call the Opioid Crisis What It Is: A National Emergency Aug. 08, 2017

Daily Editorials

If newly named White House Chief of Staff John Kelly succeeds in bringing some order to the chaos th... Read More

The Opioid Crisis: No One's Fault and Everyone's Fault Jul. 04, 2017

Salena Zito

CANTON, Ohio — Despite his gaunt frame and sunken eyes, he walks with a distinct swagger down ... Read More

What the Politicians Won't Say About Drugs Apr. 05, 2017

Betsy McCaughey

The Trump administration is launching a campaign against the heroin and pain pill epidemic, which ca... Read More

Addiction Battle Is Just What the Doctor Ordered Nov. 29, 2016

Daily Editorials

With the publication Thursday of a comprehensive 428-page report on drug and alcohol misuse, Surgeon... Read More

The Opioid Crisis Is Crap Feb. 12, 2016

Marc Dion

I live in a poverty-stricken former factory town of about 85,000 people. We are, they tell us, in th... Read More