Nicole Veum had been sober for nine years when she and her husband, Ben, decided to have a baby. Motherhood was something she wanted to feel. If she needed an epidural during labor, Veum told her doctor, she didn’t want any fentanyl in it. She didn’t want to feel high

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A tragic snapshot of the opioid crisis. The pricing and availability of drugs — legal and illegal — illuminate how markets chase profits and reward innovation

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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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An AP analysis found states, such as Arkansas, that expanded Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul reported spending their allocations more slowly than states that didn’t expand the health insurance program to poor, childless adults. With comments from our Brendan Saloner

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The opioids bill that passed Congress includes a measure to let hospice workers destroy unneeded medications

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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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A new study shows that fentanyl test strips nudge drug users to take extra precautions

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Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind

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