Cities seeking to open sites where illegal drug users are monitored to prevent overdoses responded defiantly Tuesday to a Justice Department threat to take “swift and aggressive action” against that approach to the nationwide opioid epidemic

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In fact, the study suggests that the Medicaid expansion may be a tool in the fight against the opioid crisis. With comments from study coauthor, our Brendan Saloner

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The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice probably isn’t the most collegial of places these days because Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, a leading expert on cancer screening and overtreatment, used data that belonged to Samir Soneji and a collaborator in California in a subsequent publication without even a hat tip

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The Eldred case is philosophically tricky, said Eric E. Sterling, executive director of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. “We’re punishing someone who has a disease. Yet we don’t want to create an exemption from punishment for people who commit crimes when they are addicts.”

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously approved a bill in April 2018 designed to address the opioid crisis. The bill called the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 covers much of the same territory as the 138-page report released in November 2017 by a commission appointed by President Donald Trump

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From New York City to San Francisco, several US cities now plan to open safe injection sites

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A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed

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Ketamine is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the results of a Phase II clinical trial. But some experts are wary of creating a new drug-abuse crisis by introducing a potentially addictive drug to millions of new users

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