Tuesday March 20th, 2018 5:32PM

End The Epidemic

DOJ to support lawsuits against companies selling opioids
The Justice Department says it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers
5:59PM ( 2 weeks ago )
LISTEN: OxyCotin pull back-what it really means
Drug make Purdue bowed to a key demand of lawsuits to stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors. Dr. John Dyben of Origins Recovery Centers talks about what this may mean to the opioid epidemic.
9:45AM ( 1 month ago )
Georgia Senate backs opioid and health care proposals
A proposal to create an opioid study committee and crack down on scammers who prey on addicts has sailed through the Georgia Senate.
3:48PM ( 1 month ago )
Philadelphia wants safe injection sites to help opioid fight
Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way to combat the opioid epidemic
6:59PM ( 1 month ago )
LISTEN: The Hijacked Brain
We see the outward affects drug addiction can have. But what about those we can't see? Dr. Merrill Norton, a registered pharmacist and associate professor at the University of Georgia, discusses the chemical changes to the brain that can turn casual use into extreme addiction.
9:00AM ( 1 month ago )
LISTEN: Opioid abuse: a message from one parent to another
The second forum in the "Not My Family" series is Tuesday January 23rd at the Brenau Downtown Center. Tane Shannon will be a presenter at the forum and shared part of her experience of losing her son to an opioid overdose to Bill and Joel.
9:10AM ( 2 months ago )
LISTEN: Stop can do it and Mitch Zeller wants to help.
Quitting smoking is hard but you don't have to do it alone. Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products shares details of the "Every Try Counts" program complete with resources and tools to help.
5:16AM ( 2 months ago )
Judge urges action on '100 percent manmade' opioid crisis
A federal judge on Tuesday set a goal of doing something about the nation's opioid epidemic this year, while noting the drug crisis is "100 percent man-made."
4:09PM ( 2 months ago )
A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids
Opioid addiction has shattered many families across the US; an addicted mom in Georgia seized at one last chance to avoid that fate
3:58PM ( 3 months ago )
US approves monthly injection for opioid addiction
U.S. health officials have approved a monthly injectable form of the leading medication for patients recovering from addiction to opioids, such as prescription painkillers and heroin.
8:34PM ( 3 months ago )