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Wednesday August 15th, 2018 11:13PM

End The Epidemic

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids
In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose
2:02PM ( 6 days ago )
House approves bill to expand treatment for opioid abuse
The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that kills more than 115 people in the United States daily
1:25PM ( 1 month ago )
LISTEN: Medical expert describes the recently-released report from an Opioid Task Force
Dr. Patrice Harris, Chair of the American Medical Association Opioid Task Force, joins the show to discus the task force's recent report on opioid abuse and the progress made in the effort to reverse the ongoing epidemic.
5:00AM ( 1 month ago )
House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse
The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse
5:03PM ( 2 months ago )
LISTEN: Addiction expert talks opioid abuse among the elderly
Dr. John Dyben joins the show to discuss the disturbing trend of increasing opioid abuse among the U.S. elderly population.
6:00AM ( 2 months ago )
White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth
The White House is launching its first public service campaign with a series of new advertisements aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids
11:52AM ( 2 months ago )
Collins co-sponsors measure to combat opioid epidemic
North Georgia Congressman Doug Collins this week introduced the Substance Abuse Prevention Act in the U.S. House
9:00AM ( 2 months ago )
Lawmakers: Drug distributors missed suspicious opioid sales
Lawmakers are accusing wholesale pharmaceutical distributors of missing signs of suspicious activity that resulted in hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills being shipped to West Virginia
12:47PM ( 3 months ago )
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions
New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017
10:53AM ( 3 months ago )
Feds: Increase medication-based treatment for opioids
Building on Obama-era policy, Trump administration sees medication-based treatment as key to lowering overdose deaths from opioids
6:57AM ( 3 months ago )