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February 27, 2021 Feb. 27, 2021

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am livid about my 72-year-old mother's physicians. Over the past few years, they kept ... Read More

Portrait of a Heavy Drinker Sep. 09, 2020

Wellnews

Two-thirds of U.S. adults reported consuming alcohol in 2018. Five percent were defined as "heavy dr... Read More

Opioid Deaths Up but Prescriptions Down Aug. 26, 2020

Wellnews

Fatal opioid overdoses were up in 2019, reaching a record high of 70,980 deaths. That's worrisome be... Read More

Painful Reality Jul. 15, 2020

Wellnews

Roughly 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. has a recent prescription for a pain medicine, according to a Cen... Read More

No Raves Is the Best Answer Nov. 15, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I just read your advice to parents who have a trustworthy daughter who wants to attend ... Read More

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

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

China's Chemical Warfare Aug. 28, 2019

Betsy McCaughey

President Donald Trump got slammed by all sides — Democrats, the media and European politician... Read More

Judgment Against Johnson & Johnson Serves Notice to Corporate Pill Pushers Aug. 28, 2019

Daily Editorials

Compared with the landmark $27.5 billion settlement states made in 1998 with Big Tobacco, Oklahoma's... Read More

Is My Brother Addicted? Jul. 04, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Do you consider the use of any drugs at all as addiction? My brother smokes a small amo... 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

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