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Opioids

  1. business
    Philanthropic MonstersA new book shows how the Sackler family behind the opioid epidemic tried to buy immortality. They almost succeeded.
  2. goings
    Scandal-Plagued McKinsey Ousts LeaderIt is telling that partners at the elite and secretive consulting firm have chosen not to give Kevin Sneader a second term at the helm.
  3. opioids
    U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2019And initial data suggests that there were 42 percent more overdoses in May 2020 than there were the previous May.
  4. opioid epidemic
    Bloomberg’s Alleged Aid for the Sackler Family Should Come As No SurpriseA new report reveals that the billionaire gave PR advice to the now infamous family behind the opioid epidemic.
  5. public health
    Americans Are Dying Younger, Having Fewer Babies, Studies FindThe death rate among Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 is surging, while birth rates have hit a three-decade low.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 …