Her son still died. Vox is investigating addiction treatment in America. Here’s their first story. With comments from our Brendan Saloner

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With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said

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A bioethicist is sounding the alarm on it, based on his firsthand experience. In his new book “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids,” Travis Rieder, details his recovery after a motorcycle accident. Physicians prescribed him large doses of opioid painkillers. But when he wanted to taper off, those same physicians were of little help

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They tried to warn us about the dangers of OxyContin. Almost two decades later, we’re finally listening

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As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of Medicare data

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Some drug users say that as long as the lifesaving drug is around, they don’t worry as much about dying

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“Buprenorphine patients remain disproportionately white and, while whites are more likely to have opioid addiction, the difference in prevalence alone is unlikely to explain this gap,” commented our Brendan Saloner

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Our Brendan Saloner on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a withdrawal condition that is the result of prenatal exposure to opioids, and the impact of community social stress on opioid use and NAS

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