While the current national health conversation has largely centered on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in more than 200,000 deaths in the U.S. alone and more than a million worldwide according to recent World Health Organization (WHO) data, another ongoing and deadly battle has been looming in the background: the opioid crisis. The misuse […]

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(CNN)Opioid manufacturers have cost the American economy $2.15 trillion, according to a notice of claim filed in bankruptcy court by nearly every US state and many territories. The filing was made Monday by New York, 48 other states, Washington, DC, and various other territories against Purdue Pharma and other distributors and manufacturers, according to the […]

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The social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is making treating the opioid epidemic so much harder. Jim Wahlberg Opinion contributor Over the past few years, opioids have become a political battleground. For proof, look no further than the first presidential debate when, in response to a comment by President Donald Trump, former Vice […]

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