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senator demands docs from big pharma as she probes their role in opioid epidemic


sen. claire mccaskill of missouri is investigating the role of five top opioid manufacturers in the national drug epidemic.






jeff sessions won’t use weed to fight opioid epidemic


attorney general jeff sessions has a prescription for opioid and heroin addicts—and it’s not marijuana. sessions said in a statement that he was “astonished” by suggestions that medical marijuana could be a cure for the epidemic that’s ravaging the u.s,, telling reporters in richmond that medical use of the drug has “been hyped, maybe too much.”…






can chris christie put a dent in the opioid epidemic?


gov. chris christie, who’s been tapped by president trump to lead a task force on opioid and substance abuse, said wednesday that he’s ready to get to work.“this issue causes enormous pain and destruction to everyday families in every state in this country,” christie, a republican, said during a listening session at the white house.playvideocbs evening newsdoctors group issues recommendations on opioid epidemic an influential group of doctors demanded a top-to-bottom change in the way the u.s. handles addiction. over 22 million americans need treatment f... the focus on drug addiction and treatment is not new for christie. as governor of new jersey, he’s pushed to expand the availability of drug treatment and rehabilitation services, and he’s enacted measures to crack down on the opioid ep






long-term opioid addiction can start in the er


there’s a common thread in many accounts of opioid addiction: it all started with a single prescription after a minor injury or other medical issue.there are plenty of culprits in the opioid epidemic raging across the country, including the pharmaceutical industry, drug traffickers and economic stagnation. but there is little doubt that many thousands of opioid users got their first introduction to an opioid from a physician who wanted to treat their pain. and we’ve found unsettling evidence that whether you are prescribed an opioid, and whether a first opioid prescription turns into many, could be just a matter of chance.as medical researchers, we wanted to know how much pain treatment, and opioid prescribing in particular, depends on the practice style of the physician who happens to tre






long-term opioid addiction can start in the er


there’s a common thread in many accounts of opioid addiction: it all started with a single prescription after a minor injury or other medical issue.there are plenty of culprits in the opioid epidemic raging across the country, including the pharmaceutical industry, drug traffickers and economic stagnation. but there is little doubt that many thousands of opioid users got their first introduction to an opioid from a physician who wanted to treat their pain. and we’ve found unsettling evidence that whether you are prescribed an opioid, and whether a first opioid prescription turns into many, could be just a matter of chance.as medical researchers, we wanted to know how much pain treatment, and opioid prescribing in particular, depends on the practice style of the physician who happens to tre






links found between childhood emotional abuse and opioid epidemic


is opioid drug abuse in adults linked to emotional abuse they might have faced during their childhood? if you are to believe the researchers at the university of vermont, then these two have a close association. a new study published in an issue of the journal addictive behaviors found that children who have been emotionally abused…






right on: everett takes on oxycontin makers


everett’s oxycontin lawsuit is a reminder of the terrible toll of opioid addiction.give everett mayor ray stephanson and the everett city council credit for boldness. inspired by a stellar work of journalism about the irresponsible makers of oxycontin, the city filed a groundbreaking lawsuit to recoup costs of the epidemic.city of everett vs. purdue pharma is based on a new legal theory that — if it is successful — other cities should consider. the federal lawsuit alleges the corporation was willfully blind to pill mills that pumped the potent narcotic straight into the black market. purdue denies this.a los angeles times investigation last year connected the dots between one pill mill near los angeles and an enterprising drug dealer who flooded everett’s streets with 80 milligram oxyconti






to curb opioid epidemic, california bill would tax painkillers to fund treatment


as concerns mount over prescription drug abuse, a california legislator wants to impose a tax on addictive opioid medications and use the funds to expand prevention and rehabilitation services. assemblyman kevin mccarty (d-sacramento) has introduced a bill that would impose a one-cent-per-milligram surcharge on prescription opioids sold in california. the tax would be imposed on wholesalers who import the medication into the state, not at the point of sale, and it would require a two-thirds approval vote in the legislature. “california’s opioid epidemic has cost state taxpayers millions and the lives of too many of our sons and daughters,” mccarty said in a statement. “we must do more to help these individuals find hope and sobriety. this plan will provide counties with critical resources






china moves to keep its deadly opioids out of u.s.


beijing—china moved to stem its flow of deadly drugs to the u.s., adding four lethal heroin-like narcotics to a list of controlled substances after washington had urged it to help combat a growing opioid epidemic.the added substances notably include carfentanil, which is 10,000 times as potent as morphine and is used as a tranquilizer for elephants and other large animals. carfentanil is a chemical cousin of the synthetic opioid...






china moves to keep its deadly opioids out of u.s.


beijing—china moved to stem its flow of deadly drugs to the u.s., adding four lethal heroin-like narcotics to a list of controlled substances after washington had urged it to help combat a growing opioid epidemic.the added substances notably include carfentanil, which is 10,000 times as potent as morphine and is used as a tranquilizer for elephants and other large animals. carfentanil is a chemical cousin of the synthetic opioid...






sen. claire mccaskill opens probe of opioid drugmakers


sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo.(photo: jack gruber, usa today) 23 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — a top senate democrat is investigating the role drug companies may have played in fueling the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic— demanding internal documents from five leading drugmakers on the marketing tactics for opioid painkillers and what, if anything, the companies knew about the dangers of those drugs.sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo., on tuesday requested reams of information from the nation’s top five opioid manufacturers, including:any internal studies that may have detailed the possible risks of addiction and abuse associated with painkillers such as oxycontin and other powerful opioid medicationsmarketing and business plans — including quotas for sales representatives — to increase s






sen. claire mccaskill opens probe of opioid drugmakers


sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo.(photo: jack gruber, usa today) 12 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — a top senate democrat is investigating the role drug companies may have played in fueling the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic— demanding internal documents from five leading drugmakers on the marketing tactics for opioid painkillers and what, if anything, the companies knew about the dangers of those drugs.sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo., on tuesday requested reams of information from the nation’s top five opioid manufacturers, including:any internal studies that may have detailed the possible risks of addiction and abuse associated with painkillers such as oxycontin and other powerful opioid medicationsmarketing and business plans — including quotas for sales representatives — to increase s






can marijuana ease the opioid epidemic?


after a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped lynn sabulski feel well enough to look for a job.sabulski is among nearly 14,000 patients in new york state who are certified to use medical marijuana for one of 10 conditions, including her primary diagnosis, inflammatory bowel disease. marijuana doesn’t address her underlying disease, but it does relieve her painful symptoms.nationwide, an estimated 1.4 million patients in 28 states and the district of columbia use legal medical marijuana for a varying list of conditions. a much smaller number of patients in 16 states use limited extracts of the plant, primarily to treat seizure disorders.in the midst of an opioid crisis, some medical practitioners and researchers believe t






with christie at his side, trump makes push to combat opioid addiction


president trump hosted a personal and emotional meeting with victims of substance abuse disorder to initiate his new commission to combat opioid abuse, addiction and overdose — the cause of over 50,000 u.s. deaths in 2015. the white house has tapped new jersey governor chris christie to chair the federal commission. the president, who promised to prioritize fighting the opioid epidemic during his campaign, convened a roundtable discussion at the white house on wednesday that featured powerful testimonies from those who have suffered from the drug crisis. “opioid abuse has become a crippling problem throughout the united states,” mr. trump said during his introductory remarks. “this is a total epidemic. and i think its almost untalked about compared to the severity that we’re witnessing.”pl






sean spicer seemed to tie marijuana use to opioids. the evidence isn’t on his si


by derek hawkins, the washington postthe epidemic of opioid addiction in the united states has been well documented. a staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents.the epidemic is growing, but its general causes are not in dispute. nearly all research on the issue shows that excessive and improper prescriptions are what’s causing more people to become addicted.but white house press secretary sean spicer on thursday appeared to link the surge in opioid abuse to another factor: recreational marijuana use.during a press conference, spicer said that he expects states to face “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana under the trump administration, even in






city in wash. sues drugmaker over opioid epidemic – the denver post


by phuong le,the associated presseverett, wash. — as deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of seattle.mayor ray stephanson stepped up patrols, hired social workers to ride with officers and pushed for more permanent housing for chronically homeless people. the city says it has spent millions combating oxycontin and heroin abuse — and expects the tab to rise.so everett is suing purdue pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication oxycontin, in an unusual case that alleges the drugmaker knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market and the city of about 108,000. everett alleges the drugmaker did nothing to stop it and must pay for d






america’s heroin epidemic starts in mexico – the denver post


by polly mosendz,bloombergamerica faces its worst drug crisis in decades, with heroin and opioid use tripling since 2010. as various federal agencies roll out their annual strategy reports, the government declared that-as was the case in previous drug frenzies-all of the heroin used in the u.s. comes from abroad. only now, instead of southeast asia’s golden triangle or remote south america, the primary source is just next door, in a country with already delicate u.s. relations.this week, the state department delivered some 600 pages to congress detailing the transnational drug trade, putting together data from the u.n., drug enforcement administration, immigration and customs enforcement, and a variety of other entities. “the opioid epidemic demands urgent action as a top priority of u.s.






advocates say gop health plan undermines opioid addiction fight


this file photo shows oxycontin pills at a pharmacy in montpelier, vt.. a rise in prescription painkillers is partially to blame for the current opioid epidemic.(photo: toby talbot, ap) 2 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — advocates for drug addiction services say the house republican health care proposal could dramatically shrink access to treatment at a time when the country remains in the grip of an opioid epidemic.“the bill that they’re proposing is going to be catastrophic for states’ abilities to fight the overdose crisis,” said daniel raymond, policy director of the harm reduction coalition, a national advocacy organization for people with mental health and addiction diseases.republicans defended the measure, saying it keeps in place many of the protections enacted under the affor






advocates say gop health plan undermines opioid addiction fight


this file photo shows oxycontin pills at a pharmacy in montpelier, vt.. a rise in prescription painkillers is partially to blame for the current opioid epidemic.(photo: toby talbot, ap) 7 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — advocates for drug addiction services say the house republican health care proposal could dramatically shrink access to treatment at a time when the country remains in the grip of an opioid epidemic.“the bill that they’re proposing is going to be catastrophic for states’ abilities to fight the overdose crisis,” said daniel raymond, policy director of the harm reduction coalition, a national advocacy organization for people with mental health and addiction diseases.republicans defended the measure, saying it keeps in place many of the protections enacted under the affor






advocates say gop health plan undermines opioid addiction fight


this file photo shows oxycontin pills at a pharmacy in montpelier, vt.. a rise in prescription painkillers is partially to blame for the current opioid epidemic.(photo: toby talbot, ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — advocates for drug addiction services say the house republican health care proposal could dramatically shrink access to treatment at a time when the country remains in the grip of an opioid epidemic.“the bill that they’re proposing is going to be catastrophic for states’ abilities to fight the overdose crisis,” said daniel raymond, policy director of the harm reduction coalition, a national advocacy organization for people with mental health and addiction diseases.republicans defended the measure, saying it keeps in place many of the protections enacted under the affor






sean spicer seemed to tie marijuana use to opioids. the evidence isn’t on his si


the epidemic of opioid addiction in the united states has been well documented. a staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents.






state lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids


st. paul, minn. (ap) — in statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.in minnesota, for example, state sen. chris eaton’s daughter died of a heroin overdose in 2007. eaton has since spearheaded a law granting immunity to 911 callers who report an o.d. politicians in wisconsin, pennsylvania and other places have also channeled family members’ struggles with addiction into legislation.public health officials say opioid abuse has become an epidemic. roughly 33,000 americans died of an opioid overdose in 2015, according to the centers for disease control and prevention. that’s up by more than 33 percent since 2010.






final tally shows hennepin county opioid deaths were up 39% in 2016


last year, 153 people in hennepin county died of opioid-related deaths, compared with 110 in 2015 — a 39 percent increase, according to updated numbers released friday by the sheriff's office.the final 2016 tally, a record, was announced at the first #noverdose coalition meeting — an initiative to combat the opioid epidemic — held thursday. the group will meet monthly to get updates on overdose prevention and fatal overdoses, as well as feedback from town-hall-style meetings. many of those meetings will be held in schools."every one of the 153 deaths was tragic and every one was preventable," sheriff rich stanek said in a statement. "in response to this crisis, we will work together to build strong partnerships to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths."at a february news conference an






final tally shows hennepin county opioid deaths were up 39% in 2016


last year, 153 people in hennepin county died of opioid overdose, compared with 110 in 2015 — a 39 percent increase, according to updated numbers released friday by the sheriff's office.the final 2016 tally, a record, was announced at the first #noverdose coalition meeting — an initiative to combat the opioid epidemic — held thursday. the group will meet monthly to get updates on overdose prevention and fatal overdoses, as well as feedback from town-hall-style meetings. many of those meetings will be held in schools."every one of the 153 deaths was tragic and every one was preventable," sheriff rich stanek said in a statement. "in response to this crisis, we will work together to build strong partnerships to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths."at a february news conference announci






china's drug ban could be a 'game-changer' for u.s. opioid epidemic


shanghai – so deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in china — until now. beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of march 1, china's ministry of public security said thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end the united states' opioid epidemic."it shows china's attitude as a responsible big country," said yu haibin, the director of the office of the national narcotics control committee. "it will be a strong deterrent."he added that china is actively considering other substances for sanction, including u-47700,an opioid marketed as an alternative to banned fentanyls. china said the march 1 ban will also apply to carfentanil's less-potent cousins furanyl fentanyl, acrylfentanyl and valeryl fentanyl.the u.s. drug enforc






how the gop heathcare plan would worsen the opioid crisis


a drug epidemic is ravaging the united states, and it’s getting worse, not better. more than 52,000 americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, more than died from automobile accidents or firearms. that’s far more than died from overdoses in any year during the crack epidemic of the 1980s.most of those deaths were from opioids – prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic drug. in maryland, where i live, opioid deaths jumped 62% in the first three quarters of 2016; gov. larry hogan, a moderate republican, declared a state of emergency and asked the federal government for help.but you wouldn’t know that from the american health care act of 2017, the house republican proposal to repeal obamacare and replace it with a smaller, cheaper health insurance program.not only






how the gop heathcare plan would worsen the opioid crisis


a drug epidemic is ravaging the united states, and it’s getting worse, not better. more than 52,000 americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, more than died from automobile accidents or firearms. that’s far more than died from overdoses in any year during the crack epidemic of the 1980s.most of those deaths were from opioids – prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic drug. in maryland, where i live, opioid deaths jumped 62% in the first three quarters of 2016; gov. larry hogan, a moderate republican, declared a state of emergency and asked the federal government for help.but you wouldn’t know that from the american health care act of 2017, the house republican proposal to repeal obamacare and replace it with a smaller, cheaper health insurance program.not only






chris christie to lead white house search for opioid solutions


new jersey gov. chris christie speaks about jobs during a news conference on march 23, 2017, in cedar knolls, n.j.(photo: julio cortez, ap) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorenew jersey gov. chris christie is in washington on wednesday to meet with president trump and chair a new commission looking for solutions to opioid abuse nationwide."addiction is a disease and no life is disposable," christie said in an interview on nbc's today show wednesday morning, part of a media blitz that also included appearances on abc and fox news. "we can help them by getting them appropriate treatment."to highlight the severity of the problem, christie said that addiction in new jersey kills four times as many people as murder and three times as many as car accidents."my role is going to be to take a look at what w






chris christie to lead white house search for opioid solutions


new jersey gov. chris christie speaks about jobs during a news conference on march 23, 2017, in cedar knolls, n.j.(photo: julio cortez, ap) 16 connectlinkedinemailmorenew jersey gov. chris christie is in washington on wednesday to meet with president trump and chair a new commission looking for solutions to opioid abuse nationwide."addiction is a disease and no life is disposable," christie said in an interview on nbc's today show wednesday morning, part of a media blitz that also included appearances on abc and fox news. "we can help them by getting them appropriate treatment."to highlight the severity of the problem, christie said that addiction in new jersey kills four times as many people as murder and three times as many as car accidents."my role is going to be to take a look at what






can legal marijuana solve the opioid crisis?


u.s. attorney general jeff sessions recently said he was “astonished” by claims that legal marijuana could solve the opioid crisis devastating the nation. however, a new study firmly linked legalized weed to decreased opioid abuse and overdoses. after analyzing hospitalization records from 1997 to 2014 in 27 states, nine of which legalized medical marijuana within that…






final tally shows hennepin county opiod deaths were up 39% in 2016


last year, 153 people in hennepin county died of opioid-related overdose deaths, compared to 110 in 2015 — a 39 percent increase, according to updated numbers released friday by the sheriff’s office.the final 2016 tally, a record, was announced at the first #noverdose coalition meeting — a new initiative to combat the opioid epidemic — held thursday. the meeting was the first of what will be monthly gatherings, updates on overdose prevention and fatal overdoses, and feedback from town hall meetings.“every one of the 153 deaths was tragic and every one was preventable,” sheriff rich stanek said in a statement. “in response to this crisis, we will work together to build strong partnerships to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths.”in a february news conference announcing the initiative,






trump marks his first month with tweets and turmoil


for all the frustrations of his early days as president, trump still seems tickled by the trappings of his office.when new jersey gov. chris christie visited the white house last week to discuss the national opioid epidemic over lunch, the governor said trump informed him: "chris, you and i are going to have the meatloaf.'"trump added: "i'm telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous."






medical pot bill in s. carolina bolstered by conservatives


columbia, s.c. (ap) — south carolina rep. eric bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation.“my mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying, ‘this has benefits,'” bedingfield said recently.the 50-year-old teetotaler believes marijuana may effectively wean addicts from an opioid dependence. ultimately, the marine veteran hopes medical marijuana can be an alternative to people being prescribed oxycontin or other opioid painkillers to begin with, helping curb an epidemic he’s seen destroy families of all economic levels.two decades after california became the first state to legal






medical pot bill in s. carolina bolstered by conservatives


columbia, s.c. — south carolina rep. eric bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation."my mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying, 'this has benefits,'" bedingfield said recently.the 50-year-old teetotaler believes marijuana may effectively wean addicts from an opioid dependence. ultimately, the marine veteran hopes medical marijuana can be an alternative to people being prescribed oxycontin or other opioid painkillers to begin with, helping curb an epidemic he's seen destroy families of all economic levels.two decades after california became the first state to legalize m






medical pot bill in south carolina bolstered by conservatives – the denver post


columbia, s.c. — south carolina rep. eric bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation.“my mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying, ‘this has benefits,'” bedingfield said recently.the 50-year-old teetotaler believes marijuana may effectively wean addicts from an opioid dependence. ultimately, the marine veteran hopes medical marijuana can be an alternative to people being prescribed oxycontin or other opioid painkillers to begin with, helping curb an epidemic he’s seen destroy families of all economic levels.two decades after california became the first state to legalize m






amid opioid crisis, city sues pharma that makes oxycontin


everett, wash. -- as deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of seattle. mayor ray stephanson stepped up patrols, hired social workers to ride with officers and pushed for more permanent housing for chronically homeless people. the city says it has spent millions combating oxycontin and heroin abuse -- and expects the tab to rise. so everett is suing purdue pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication oxycontin, in an unusual case that alleges the drugmaker knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market and the city of about 108,000. everett alleges the drugmaker did nothing to stop it and must pay for damages caused to the communit






colorado’s opioid abuse problem draws state lawmakers’ attention – the denver po


the spike in opioid overdose deaths in colorado is prompting state lawmakers to take action to expand access to substance abuse treatment and addiction prevention.the state senate is expected to give final approval wednesday morning to legislation that would create a substance abuse research center at the university of colorado and launch a pilot project in two hard-hit counties.“we have an epidemic, not just in this country, but in the state of colorado,” said sen. cheri jahn, d-wheat ridge, the sponsor of one of the bills.opioid-related overdose deaths totaled 472 in 2015, according to the latest figures from the state health department, exceeding once again the number of homicides in the state.other states are seeing a greater increase in deaths, but certain areas of colorado are experi






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