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Trump Is Using the Opioid Crisis to Build His Wall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed that opioid deaths have become such a burden, they’ve reduced the overall American life expectancy. But Trump presented the same fix f... read more

Instead of a border wall to fix a crisis that doesn’t exist, Trump should use the billions to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure

Totally misleading. The current U.S. opioid crisis has many sources, including heroin coming from the southern border, doctor-prescribed drugs and synthetic drugs coming from China through U.S. airpor... read more

The Right Approach to the Opioid Crisis: Stigma Still the Biggest Hurdle in the Fight Against Addiction

December 28, 2018 – – Experts, analysts, and medical professionals agree that one simple idea can help fix the opioid crisis in the US: addiction must be treated just like any other medical condition. ... read more

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How Border Security Can Help End the Opioid Crisis

Fortunately, Republicans and Democrats alike have recognized the seriousness of the opioid crisis and are acting in bipartisan manner ... addicts will continue to get their fix, and more young people ... read more

Guy Chamberland: Adding a new opioid to the mix isn't the best idea given the crisis

Just when you thought that alarm bells sounding the North American opioid crisis were loud enough to be heard ... what is it going to take to fix the opioid problem? On a positive note, a Health Canad... read more

How exercise can help tackle the opioid crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for high-intensity drug traffickers to face the death penalty in the United States as part of a new plan to tackle the opioid epidemic. The misuse of opioids has ... read more

How Blockchain will help fix the Opioid (and Healthcare) crisis- part 2

It’s not (only) about aligning incentives, it’s about creating Trust In part one, I wrote that the opioid crisis is not a medical epidemic, but rather a social syndemic, (an epidemic of epidemics) and ... read more

US Health Officials' New Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis: Stop Chronic Pain Before It Starts

On Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health revealed its new plan to tackle the opioid crisis, which it dubbed the Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or HEAL, initiative. Among the ideas presented ... read more

Pill Limits Are Not a Smart Way to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Last week, President Trump traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire—a designated ground zero of the opioid epidemic—and announced a number of national initiatives to combat the crisis ... years” plan is ... read more

Medicare Rule Highlights Key Issue In Opioid Crisis: How To Limit Drugs While Ensuring Access For Patients In Pain

Medicare officials thought they had finally figured out how to do their part to fix the troubling problem of opioids being ... (Hoffman, 3/27) The Hill: Opioid Crisis Has Cost US Roughly 1M Workers, $... read more

How to Inexpensively Solve the Opioid Crisis

For the full article on finding less expensive ways to treat the opioid addiction crisis, check out the original feature article How to Solve the Opioid Crisis, Cheap over at The Fix. read more

The other side of the crisis: how the opioid epidemic could impact quality of care

6 News reached out to Woods OB/GYN on Tuesday, but didn't hear back. 6 News also talked to a Physicians Assistant Dale Russell, with Lansing Urgent Care, about the opioid crisis in general, and the im... read more

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