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Saturday September 23rd, 2017 1:36AM

End The Epidemic

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers
New report says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids
2:58PM ( 2 months ago )
GBI identifies two new forms of fentanyl at White County lab
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab in Cleveland has identified two new fentanyl analogues, one of which may be impervious to overdose reversal drugs.
9:41AM ( 2 months ago )
Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy
The tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to the recent emphasis in Appalachian states on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders
3:26AM ( 4 months ago )
LISTEN: Fighting chronic pain without opioids
Frank McGillin, Sr. VP and CCO at NeuroMetrix, discusses the problem of opioid abuse and new technology that offers an alternative to opioids for chronic pain.
5:30AM ( 4 months ago )
LISTEN: Part Two: Recovering opioid drug addict, Craig George, shares his tale of emerging from "darkness"
George, a recovering addict who is 6 months clean, joins the Afternoon News Wrap in part two of a one-on-one to explain how friends and family can help an addict.
5:00PM ( 4 months ago )
Gov. Deal signs limits on drug treatment centers, two other opioid bills
Georgia is increasing regulation of addiction treatment centers, prompted by complaints from northwest Georgia lawmakers and residents that a cluster of programs there largely treat people traveling from other states.
11:59AM ( 4 months ago )
Georgia governor to sign limits on drug treatment centers
Addiction treatment centers in Georgia will be more strictly regulated under legislation the state's governor plans to sign
5:32AM ( 4 months ago )
Gray death: Dangerous opioid combo is latest mixing trend
Authorities are issuing warnings about a new and deadly opiate combo they're dubbing "gray death" that underscores the ever-changing nature of the country's addictions epidemic.
12:50AM ( 4 months ago )
LISTEN: New Georgia legislation helps address ongoing opioid epidemic
This week, the Afternoon News Wrap continued its year-long look at Georgia's opioid crisis by discussing new legislation passed to address the issue, inviting back to the show Dallas Gay, someone many have called the driving force behind abuse legislation in the state.
8:38PM ( 4 months ago )
Georgia losing patience with drug treatment tourists
Georgia locals fed up over cluster of drug treatment centers that draws many patients from out of state
1:40PM ( 4 months ago )