Sexually scarring children with unnecessary strip searches to prevent them from committing misdemeanors
Illicit fentanyl and heroin accounted for the vast majority of opioid-related deaths, while only 1 percent of cases involved drugs for which people had prescriptions.
Gutting Section 230 would make it harder to track drug deals, not easier.
Deaths continue to rise, thanks to increased use of less-safe black market pain pills.
The discussion during last night's debate grossly exaggerated the role of prescription pain pills in opioid-related deaths.
A safe place meant to help prevent overdose deaths is not the same as a crackhouse.
Federal drug prohibition played a big role in creating the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, the government is also slowing the spread of one possible solution to it.
Pittsburgh's U.S. Attorney Is Lying to Cops and Constituents About the Actual Risks of Fentanyl Exposure
Bad science and panics by those who want to escalate the opioid drug war.
Policies aimed at curtailing the harms caused by substance abuse may instead magnify those harms.
A RAND report highlights the importance of new synthesis methods, cheap international shipping, and online distribution aided by privacy-protecting technologies.
Blaming opioid makers for the "opioid crisis" may be emotionally satisfying, but the reality is more complicated.
Can legal sales of prescription opioids constitute a nuisance? Two decisions, based on nearly identical statutes, reach diametrically opposed conclusions.
Nonmedical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous.
As Opioid Prescriptions Surged in Germany, Opioid Addiction Held Steady, While Opioid-Related Deaths Fell
The data reinforce the point that there is no straightforward relationship between pain pill consumption and overdoses.
Irrational fear of incidental contact with opioids can lead to criminal charges that make overdose bystanders less likely to call 911.
The Washington Post 's Simplistic Assumption That More Opioid Prescriptions Mean More Drug Overdoses Is Demonstrably Wrong
The causes of opioid-related deaths are more complicated than "too many pain pills."
Two Senators With Business Degrees Want the FDA to Tell Doctors They Should Not Treat Chronic Pain With Opioids
The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act would aggravate the widespread problem of involuntary dose reductions and patient abandonment.
State Regulators Punish Doctor for Cutting a Pain Patient's Opioid Dose and Dropping Him After He Became Suicidal
The decision by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine suggests state officials are beginning to recognize the harm caused by the crackdown on pain pills.
If Cops Don't Die From Incidental Fentanyl Exposure, a Drug Treatment Specialist Warns, They 'Could Become Addicted to It Instantly'
Such scaremongering poses a potentially deadly threat.
Lawmakers struggle to pass a bill protecting operators from arrest and prosecution.
"All we want to do is save some young people from dying needlessly," says former Gov. Ed Rendell, who's on the board of Safehouse, the nation's first supervised injection site to operate out in the open.
The answer may depend on how you measure patients' legal access to cannabis.
A jail in rural Maine sought to withhold an inmate's opioid addiction medication, increasing the chance that she would relapse and overdose upon release.
The agency’s acknowledgment of the suffering caused by its prescribing advice may be too little, too late.
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The Authors of the CDC's Opioid Prescribing Advice Say It Has Been 'Misimplemented' in a Way That Hurts Patients
The CDC decries abrupt, involuntary dose reductions and patient abandonment without acknowledging its responsibility for those unintended but foreseeable consequences.
They made 50 arrests, but almost all were for immigration offenses.
Seeking to Clarify Its Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, CDC Joins FDA in Decrying 'Mandated or Abrupt Dose Reduction'
The CDC's advice has been widely interpreted as requiring involuntary tapering of medication so it does not exceed an arbitrary threshold.
Nearly two decades of data from Canada show that such facilities reduce overdose deaths.
But Justice Department officials want to stop them.
Kirsten Gillibrand Says Her Limit on Opioid Prescriptions 'Is Not Intended to Interfere With These Decisions'
If the senator really believed "all health care should be between doctors and patients," she would not be proposing a one-size-fits-all rule for pain treatment.
Putting the government at the center of health care means putting politics at the center of doctor-patient relationships.
The paper suggests that more drug law enforcement is the solution to a problem created by drug law enforcement.
The agency's opioid advice has led to arbitrary dose reductions, denial of care, senseless suffering, and suicide.
Just last night the president said he wants to stop the spread of HIV. This move won't help.
Ending the spread of HIV is within our reach, but the administration's approach to opioid abuse is a problem.
Philadelphia's innovative treatment program for incarcerated opioid users is failing. Is it because doctors don't want to treat opioid addicts?
Only if you are using heroin, fentanyl, or dangerous drug mixtures
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
Success attributed to tools like naloxone, not punitive drug wars.
The government can't stop the flow of illegal drugs, but it can always make them more deadly.
The crackdown on analgesics continues to push nonmedical users toward deadlier alternatives.