Opioid Epidemic

  • Opioid Epidemic Jan 9

    NJ County Jails Getting $7.8M for Opioid-Addiction Treatment

    New Jersey will provide $7.8 million to county jails to support opioid addiction treatment for inmates. The funding announced Thursday will also create community partnerships needed to ensure that treatment continues once an inmate is released from jail, officials said, noting that people leaving jails are particularly vulnerable to opioid overdose. “The opioid epidemic has devastated too many families and…

  • Opioid Epidemic Dec 23, 2019

    To Battle Opioid Crisis, Some Track Overdoses in Real Time

    Overdose tracking systems are giving near real-time glimpses into the ravages of the opioid-fueled drug crisis. The Hudson Valley Interlink Analytic System in New York is among a number of surveillance systems being adopted around the country by police, government agencies and community groups.

  • Opioid Epidemic Dec 18, 2019

    Walk-in Clinics for Opioid Addiction Offer Meds First, Fast

    Every time she got out of jail, Jamie Cline started hustling again for heroin, driven by an addiction she didn’t understand. “You want to get clean so bad. You know something’s killing you and you can’t stop,” said the 33-year-old who used heroin for 10 years.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Parents Press Harvard to Remove Opioid Maker’s Name From Museum

    Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building the housed the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

  • Jan 29, 2019

    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

    Latest Forecast From Storm Team 4

  • Jan 29, 2019

    Happening Today: Roger Stone, FaceTime Bug, Opioids, ‘Black Panther,’ Kate Hudson

    Here’s what to know for Tuesday, Jan. 29.

  • Nov 7, 2018

    Newcomer Democrat Max Rose Unseats GOP Incumbent Donovan

    Army veteran Max Rose, a moderate Democrat, defeated U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, unseating the only Republican member of NYC’s congressional delegation. Tracie Strahan reports.

  • Nov 7, 2018

    Newcomer Democrat Max Rose Wins NYC Congressional Seat, Unseating Republican Incumbent Dan Donovan

    Army veteran Max Rose, a moderate Democrat, defeated U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan on Tuesday, unseating the only Republican member of New York City’s congressional delegation.

  • Mar 6, 2018

    Prescription Opioids Fail Rigorous New Test for Chronic Pain

    A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping. And they provided slightly less pain relief, Opioids tested included generic Vicodin, oxycodone or fentanyl patches although few...

  • Feb 28, 2018

    ‘Late Night’: The Check-in on the Opioid Epidemic

    Seth Meyers takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Donald Trump’s promise to do everything in his power to fight the opioid epidemic.

  • Feb 27, 2018

    White House Pressed to Expand Mental Health Treatment

    Amid the outcry over the Florida school shootings, the Trump administration says it is “actively exploring” ways to help states expand inpatient mental health treatment using Medicaid funds. President Donald Trump again brought up the issue of mental hospitals in a meeting with governors this week, invoking a time when states maintained facilities for mentally ill and developmentally disabled people.

  • Nov 14, 2017

    FDA Warns of Injury, Death With Herbal Supplement Kratom

    Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. Users have opposed efforts...

  • Nov 7, 2017

    Study: Pain Relievers Worked as Well as Opioids in ER Patients

    Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well as opioids at reducing severe pain. The results challenge common ER practice for treating...

  • Oct 26, 2017

    Trump Declares Opioids Public Health Emergency, But Doesn’t Devote New Funding

    In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that “we will overcome addiction in America,” declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump’s declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government...

  • Aug 17, 2017

    Top US Drug Middleman Express Scripts to Limit Opioids; Doctors Concerned

    The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S.,...

  • Aug 8, 2017

    Disparity Between Infant Mortality Rates in Appalachia, Rest of US is Growing, Study Finds

    Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of “a nation’s health and well-being.” The study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, compared infant mortality and life expectancy rates in...

  • Jul 31, 2017

    Trump Drug Commission Calls for Emergency Declaration

    President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called on him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic. The commission sent an initial report to the Republican president on Monday saying the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is “equal to September 11th every three weeks.”

  • Jul 13, 2017

    Doctors Accused of Selling Drugs to Addicts and Dealers Charged in Federal Bust

    Federal officials have located a Connecticut doctor accused of fleeing the country after being named a suspect in an investigation into what authorities are calling the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the federal Medicare Fraud Strike Force in the country.

  • Jul 3, 2017

    GOP Voters Blame Congress, Not Trump, for Lack of Progress

    In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. But in New York’s Trump Tower cafe, the Gentry family blames Congress, not the president. Like many Trump voters across America, the Alabama couple, vacationing last week with their three...

  • Jun 23, 2017

    NYC Doctor, 2 Others Accused of Pill Mill Worth Millions

    A Staten Island doctor and two others are charged with illegally distributing oxycodone pills having a street value in the millions of dollars, authorities say. Michael George reports.

Contact Us