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Opioids

  1. Rate of Babies Born to Opioid Addicted Mothers QuadruplesAnother study shows that workers in industries with high injury risk die of opioid overdoses more often than workers in other professions.
  2. Kanye West Says He Abused Opioids After His Liposuction Surgery“I was drugged the f– out”
  3. wrongful death
    Prince’s Family Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Against Hospital, WalgreensThe suit alleges the singer received improper care at a medical center after an overdose forced his private plane to land in Moline, Illinois.
  4. opioids
    Prince’s Toxicology Report Finds ‘Exceedingly High’ Levels of FentanylThe report offers more details on the singer’s death, all of which confirm an earlier finding that Prince died of an opioid overdose.
  5. Trump Opioids Plan to Include Good Ideas — Also, Executing Drug DealersThe president’s long-awaited plan (reportedly) includes evidence-based reforms — and the death penalty for drug dealers.
  6. war on drugs
    Trump’s Plan to Solve the Opioid Crisis Might Involve Executing Drug DealersHe praises brutal policies in Singapore and the Philippines, and would reportedly love to replicate them — but he’ll settle for harsher sentences.
  7. the opioid epidemic
    Americans Invented Modern Life. Now We’re Using Opioids to Escape It.The scale and darkness of this epidemic is a sign of a civilization in a more acute crisis than we knew.
  8. Did Americans Turn to Opioids Out of Despair — or Just Because They Were There?A new study casts doubt on the idea that the epidemic is driven by economic hardship.
  9. true crime
    Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed So She Wouldn’t Expose His Opioid RingDr. James Kauffman was charged with first-degree murder over five years after April Kauffman’s death.
  10. Trump Calls for Really Great Ad Campaign Teaching Kids Not to Use DrugsMr. President, I’ve got some great ideas. Imagine someone holding an egg …
  11. An Alarming Number of People Don’t Know the Signs of Prescription-Drug AbuseThe authors of a new survey argue that we all need to brush up on our mental-health literacy.
  12. mental health
    Half of Painkiller Prescriptions Go to People With Anxiety and DepressionA troubling finding, as both opioid-prescription rates and anxiety and depression diagnoses are on the rise.
  13. Covering the Opioid Epidemic As a Journalist — and Former Heroin AddictOne journalist’s story.
  14. Cat Marnell’s Memoir Provides a Window Into 2000s-Era Doctor ShoppingResearchers believe the practice was a major factor in the painkiller abuse we see today.
  15. Is Menopause Partly to Blame for Record Painkiller Addiction Among White Women?The connection between hormones and opioid drugs. 
  16. opioids
    Mislabeled Pain Pills Containing Fentanyl Found in Prince’s HomeThey were labeled as hydrocodone.
  17. Prince Is the Most Famous Face of the Opioid Epidemic That’s Devouring America“We need to see the Prince in all of us.”
  18. doctors
    Prince Was to Meet With an Opioid Addiction Specialist Before His DeathDr. Howard Kornfeld was called to Paisley Park to assist with “a grave medical emergency.”
  19. race
    Is Racism ‘Saving’ Black People From Opioid Overdoses?There could be an unanticipated positive side effect to how bad some white doctors are at dealing with black pain.
  20. opioids
    Teen Abuse of Painkillers Has Fallen Almost 50 Percent in the Last DecadeSo says an encouraging new government report.