Last winter, unforgettable video footage online showed a starving polar bear, struggling in its Arctic hunting grounds. Because of global warming, the ice was thin and the food supply was scarce. The video generated a wellspring of sympathy for the plight of this poor creature

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Jon McHann, 56, got started on prescription opioids the way a lot of adults in the U.S. did: he was in pain following an accident. In his case, it was a fall. “I hit my tailbone just right, and created a severe bulging disc” that required surgery, McHann says. McHann, who lives in Smithville, Tenn., expected to make a full recovery and go back to work as a heavy haul truck driver. But 10 years after his accident, he’s still at home

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Research suggests some are seeking out painkillers when what they really need is Prozac

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With NGOs seen as a political threat, a volunteer initiative that links doctors and pharmacists with donors is funding much-needed healthcare

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The DEA restrictions, adopted to curb opioid abuse, mean many vets have to make more appointments with an already overburdened VA

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