Once my doctor saw the results he changed his tune incredibly quickly.
The constant gaslighting made me feel like my pain didn't count.
I had a terrible accident. Daily, I wished for the amputation of my legs.
A pain doctor cautions against "a blanket no" on opioids for all patients: "The pendulum has swung too far."
"With increasing medical marijuana legalization, marijuana may be substituting for opioids for cancer-related pain," a researcher said.
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is around 50 times more potent than heroin, and 100 times more powerful than morphine.
The internet has praised a man for administering life-saving first aid on his way to work—and slammed his employer's decision to let him go.
The remaining juvenile residents have been temporarily moved to an adult facility while the investigation continues.
The safe smoking kits are part of a grant program that will distribute $30 million to support community-based overdose prevention programs.
Provisional CDC data shows more than 53,000 Americans died of opioid-related drug overdoses in 2021.
Purdue Pharma said it would appeal a federal judge's ruling to toss out a roughly $4.5 billion settlement that shielded the Sackler family from lawsuits.
The Sackler name will be stripped from seven exhibition spaces in the famous New York City museum.
"The court has allowed public nuisance claims to address discrete, localized problems, not policy problems," said the written opinion.
As the covid crisis fuels a surge in overdoses, scientists race to halt addiction at its source: the brain.
"Long-term exposure to air pollution increases vulnerability to experiencing the most severe COVID-19 outcomes," a team of Harvard scientists wrote.
"We are seeing a worrying increase in harmful exposures to gabapentin and baclofen in U.S. adults over recent years," an expert told Newsweek.
Purdue Pharma and hundreds of tribes have yet to distribute $200 million in emergency funding to mitigate local opioid crises, but quickly organized around paying states' attorneys.
"We know that many individuals are going to be detoxing while they're in our custody, and we know that people are highly susceptible to overdose upon release," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told the Houston Chronicle.
Teva Pharmaceuticals will pay less than 0.014 percent of its annual revenue as of 2018 over a 10 year period and will produce free drugs at just a slice of their operating cost.
"Of course states need to be compensated. But the concern is that very little money actually filters down to those who have been most deeply affected," Kate Nicholson, civil rights attorney and patient advocate, told Newsweek in an interview.
More than four out of five doctors are reluctant to take on patients using prescribed opioids, according to a survey of 500 physicians conducted by Quest Diagnostics and the Center on Addiction.
Civil rights attorney and pain patient advocate Kate Nicholson said she was "thrilled" to see Democratic primary candidates talk about the opioid epidemic Tuesday night. "It matters because we do have a crisis," she said.
"We're focusing really heavily on restricting access to prescription opioids, but that's because it's what we're comfortable doing," Travis Rieder said. "There's not actually any evidence that these cuts save lives."
After hundreds of chronic pain patients begged the Drug Enforcement Administration to reconsider its proposed cuts to opioid production, the agency told Newsweek it's not responsible for their inability to get prescriptions.
The DEA proposed reducing the manufacturing of prescription opioids for the fourth year in a row, but chronic pain patients are begging the agency to reconsider.
The story of a Sesame Street character's struggle with her mother's substance abuse is not age-appropriate, the Fox News contributor said.
So far there have been 92 fatal overdoses in the county this year.