Can the agency simultaneously push e-cigarettes away from eager teens and toward longtime smokers who might benefit from them?

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a potent new opioid painkiller, despite warnings from physician critics who say the drug will contribute to the addiction epidemic

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McCance-Katz is setting up a “false dilemma” said Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University. He pointed to evidence that people who use drugs are capable of making decisions to minimize risk to themselves

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Some 200 people die from drug overdoses every day in America. That’s left officials around the country desperate for solutions. One of the most common — and controversial — ideas is to open supervised injection sites where drug users can take illegal drugs with medical professionals standing by

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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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