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Trump Can Save Lives by Stopping Illegal Opioids at Their Source

Donald Trump last week announced he would declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, as his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended late last month....

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Getting the Opioid Epidemic Right

The numbers are staggering. Until about a month ago, we had thought drug overdoses were responsible for some 52,000 American lives in 2015. Now the most recent reporting reveals that number...

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The Opioid Crisis Is Dire. Why We Need a National Conversation About It Separate From Obamacare.

Whatever the merits or demerits of the recently released Senate version of the GOP health care bill, some have suggested that it should put more funding into treating opioid...

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Opioid Addiction Is a Huge Problem, but Pain Prescriptions Are Not the Cause

Both the FDA and the CDC have recently taken steps to address an epidemic of opioid overdose and addiction, which is now killing some 29,000 Americans each year. But these...

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American Carnage: The New Landscape of Opioid Addiction, Christopher Caldwell

“We should all be dead,” said Jonathan Goyer one bright morning in January as he looked across a room filled with dozens of his coworkers and clients. The Anchor...

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Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is America’s 50-state epidemic. It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of “pill mill” clinics where pain medicine is...

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Sen. Rubio Introduces Bill to Stop Illegal Opioid Imports Into the U.S.

“U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and other lawmakers Tuesday introduced the newest version of the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention, or STOP, Act as part of effort to restrict the...

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Daily Wire: 7 Things You Need to Know About the Heroin Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is getting worse, especially in Ohio and Kentucky. The Daily Wire reports that Louisville, KY alone is increasing police force by 150 in order to deal...

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Reps. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) Lead Caucus on Opioid Crisis

“Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.) are bringing together Republicans and Democrats to address the crisis of prescription drug misuse that has challenged red and...

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Virginia Governor Signs Bill to Fight Opioid Addiction

“Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed four bills on Thursday that are designed to battle the opioid epidemic in Virginia. ‘Abuse of opioids continues to kill Virginians,” said McAuliffe. “We recognize...

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