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Wisdom teeth removal contributes to opioid crisis, experts warn -- Many who have their wisdom teeth removed are prescribed opioid painkillers - but there may be a better, safer option

CBS News - 21 minutes ago

Europe - Mexican Court Says Cocaine Should Be Allowed - A pro-legalization group in Mexico says a court has granted two injunctions ordering the government to allow plaintiffs to carry and use cocaine, though not to buy or sell it. By - The Associated Press

New York Times - 1 hour ago

Construction workers more prone to fatal opioid overdoses

Washington Times - 1 hour ago

Court orders Mexico to allow people to carry, use cocaine

Washington Times - 1 hour ago

Man, woman arrested after Slidell kindergartner brought cocaine to school

The Advocate - 1 hour ago

Cocaine use approved for two by court in Mexico

USA Today - 2 hours ago

White House Steps Up Crackdown on International Opioid Trafficking

Epoch Times - 2 hours ago

Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

ABC News - 3 hours ago

Oklahoma judge expected to rule Monday in opioid case

Oklahoman - 3 hours ago

Mexico has made cocaine legal. For two people

Montreal Gazette - 3 hours ago

Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

New York Times - 3 hours ago

A Mexican judge says 2 people can legally use cocaine — but they can't buy or sell it

A court in Mexico ordered the government to allow plaintiffs to "possess, transport and use cocaine," but not to sell or buy it.

Business Insider - 4 hours ago

Slidell police arrests 2 people accused of sending kindergartner to school with cocaine

CNN - 5 hours ago

Wisdom teeth removal is contributing to the opioid crisis, experts warn

Many who have their wisdom teeth removed are prescribed opioid painkillers – but there may be a better, safer option

CBS News - 5 hours ago

Verdict to be announced Monday in state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Oklahoman - 6 hours ago

Mexico court allows recreational cocaine use in landmark decision

Telegraph UK - 6 hours ago

Mexican judge rules that two members of a drugs advocacy group can LEGALLY use cocaine in landmark case which aims to decriminalize narcotics use to end the country's violent cartel culture

Daily Mail - 6 hours ago

Fentanyl at an 'all time high' as opioid-related overdose deaths drop

Boston Herald - 6 hours ago

Oklahoma judge to rule on Monday in opioid lawsuit against J&J

Reuters - 7 hours ago

These Two People Can Now Legally Use Cocaine in Mexico -- A Mexican judge ruled that private use of cocaine "doesn't put one's health at great risk."

VICE News - 8 hours ago

Mexican court says cocaine use is legal -- for two people

In a landmark ruling, a court in Mexico City has said two people should be allowed to use cocaine legally.

CNN - 9 hours ago

With opioid abuse surging, expert panel recommends drug screening for all U.S. adults

Los Angeles Times - 9 hours ago

Mexico court approves recreational cocaine use for two people

Independent UK - 11 hours ago

Week one of college, my son fatally overdosed. Schools must try to stop similar tragedies.

Our son died of an overdose during his first week of college. As you drop off your freshmen, ask schools how they help students fight substance abuse.

USA Today - 11 hours ago

The decline in opioid deaths masks danger from designer drug overdoses in US

"Speedballs" and goofballs" — cocaine and methamphetamine cut with fentanyl — are driving new overdose deaths, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says.

CNBC - 12 hours ago

Federal scientists warned of coming opioid crisis in 2006

Politico - 14 hours ago

'Historic step': Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine use

Aljazeera - 16 hours ago

Two Drug Companies Settle with Counties in Opioid-Crisis Suit

Two pharmaceutical companies have reached settlements totaling $15 million to avoid being defendants in the first federal trial on the drug industry's accountability for a nationwide opioid crisis.

Epoch Times - 22 hours ago

Pharma company to pay Ohio counties $10 million, avoids opioid trial

Boston Herald - 1 day ago

Opioid Settlement Encouraging for Teva

Hamodia - 1 day ago

Kirsten Gillibrand talks opioid crisis and mental health in NBC News interview

NBC News - 1 day ago

War on drugs win: Opioid and heroin abuse declined last year

Heroin and prescription drug abuse declined last year, according to a new government report, a bright signal of hope in the battle against one of the most devastating and politically explosive problems facing the nation.

Washington Examiner - 1 day ago

Oklahoma County files petition against opioid manufacturers

Oklahoman - 1 day ago

MDMA-Assisted Therapy Shows Promise as Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

Gizmodo - 2 days ago

Opium addiction in Korea's past

Korea Times - 2 days ago

Opium addiction in Korea's past

In 1892, rumors began to spread that opium was becoming a problem in Korea - especially along the Chinese border. Many people - who probably should have known better - played down the allegation insisting that it was nothing but a local (border area) problem.

Korea Times - 3 days ago

Crack Cocaine Makes a Paris Neighborhood 'Hell' for Users and Residents

New York Times - 3 days ago

Coast Guard cutter makes second big cocaine bust on way to new homeport in Hawaii

The new Coast Guard national security cutter Midgett, which arrived at its new homeport of Honolulu on Friday, has chalked up a second major drug bust — even before it is officially commissioned into service.

Stars and Stripes - 4 days ago

Race to save the rainforest: Why replacing cocaine barons with cattle ranchers is destroying the Amazon

Telegraph UK - 4 days ago

'Addiction Unplugged': PTSD and the Opioid Crisis - 5 days ago

Decline in opioid deaths is tied to growing use of overdose-reversing drug, CDC says

Los Angeles Times - 5 days ago

'What Would You Do?' focuses on the opioid crisis

ABC News - 5 days ago

New York pursuing Sacklers' financial records in opioid case

Oklahoman - 5 days ago

The Weekly | A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

New York Times - 5 days ago

Purdue Pharma sought to divert online readers from critical L.A. Times series on opioid crisis, records show

Purdue Pharma discussed diverting online readers away from L.A. Times stories about its marketing of OxyContin and the opiois crisis, court records show.

Los Angeles Times - 6 days ago

Marijuana, opioid myths are topic of Parents Helping Parents meeting

AUG 14, 2019 - EDMOND — The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard in the Boulevard Shopping Center. Dr. Harold C. Urschel...

Oklahoman - 7 days ago

Trial opens for Utah man accused in major opioid ring

Oklahoman - 9 days ago

The Latest: Trial opens for Utah man in major opioid ring

Oklahoman - 9 days ago

CounterAct provides treatment for opioid overdose before it occurs

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 11 days ago

Oklahoma's opioid trial judge parties with Snoop Dogg

Oklahoman - 13 days ago

Feds clarify change on opioid meds for government workers

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

Opioid distributors said to propose $10 billion settlement to end state lawsuits, stocks fall

Whether the drug distributors and attorneys general can agree to a deal remains uncertain, according to the report.

CNBC - 15 days ago

States urge changes in federal law to ease opioid addiction treatment

Oklahoman - 15 days ago

Data: 842M opioid pills sent to state pharmacies 2006-2012

AUG 5, 2019 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opioid manufacturers distributed about 842 million pills to Minnesota pharmacies from 2006 to 2012, amounting to 156 pills for each resident, according to newly...

Oklahoman - 16 days ago

Ohio governor: 'No doubt' drugmakers caused opioid crisis

Oklahoman - 19 days ago

German customs seize record 4.5 tons of cocaine

News 24 - 19 days ago

Arizona asks for US Supreme Court involvement in opioid case

Oklahoman - 21 days ago

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

JUL 29, 2019 - The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already...

Oklahoman - 22 days ago

Trump administration tightens opioid prescriptions for feds

Oklahoman - 23 days ago

CBS News seeks unsealing of documents in Oklahoma's opioid lawsuit

Oklahoman - 27 days ago

As the nation's opioid crisis grew, the pills got stronger

Oklahoman - 28 days ago

The Latest: AP: Opioid supply boomed as crisis worsened

Oklahoman - 28 days ago

Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

Oklahoman - 30 days ago

The Latest: Navajo Nation wants feds to address opioid risk

Oklahoman - 30 days ago


Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Q&A: Newly public data maps opioid crisis across US

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

1.4 billion opioid pills prescribed in Oklahoma

JUL 18, 2019 - In Jefferson County, an annual average of 92 pain pills per person was pumped into the rural county near the Texas border between the years of 2006 and 2012, one of the highest rates in...

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma County seeks to prosecute opioid manufacturers

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

CBP in San Juan seize 6 pounds of heroin hidden in van's brakes

Dominican Today - 1 month ago

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Attorneys make closing arguments in state case against opioid manufacturer

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma AG calls company 'kingpin' in state's opioid crisis

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Latest: Oklahoma prosecutor calls drugmaker opioid 'kingpin'

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Federal government demands portion of Oklahoma's $270 million opioid settlement

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Oklahoma ScissorTales: Opioid settlement funds need to be earmarked

Oklahoman - 1 month ago

Amarillo Globe-News: Texas lawmakers on right track to rein in opioid crisis

Oklahoman - 2 months ago

Actor Dennis Quaid says cocaine once consumed his life

Oklahoman - 2 months ago

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

Oklahoman - 2 months ago