Stories tagged: opioids
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
A Spokane doctor and a pharmacist have been named to a Washington task force that will explore solutions to the state’s growing opioid epidemic.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
Patients fill significantly fewer prescriptions for conditions like nausea and pain in states where medical marijuana is available, researchers reported Wednesday in one of the first studies to examine how …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
The city of Chicago and Pfizer announced an agreement Wednesday committing the drugmaker to disclosing the serious risks of addiction in its marketing of prescription opioid painkillers.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:31 a.m.
More Americans will now have access to a drug that could help treat their opioid addiction, Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of health and human services, announced Tuesday, even as she …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Even as they race to control a spiraling heroin and prescription opioid crisis, doctors, public health officials and community leaders in many states are struggling to get care to addiction …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
A Spokane Valley doctor accused of recklessly writing prescriptions for painkillers said the state investigation is a vengeful effort to discredit his practice.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
A Spokane Valley doctor is accused of prescribing opioids to at least 18 patients “in a remarkably dangerous fashion,” state regulators say. .
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have added $600 million in emergency money to a measure designed to combat the nation’s heroin and opioid-addiction epidemic.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
The number of heroin overdose deaths has skyrocketed in Washington since 2010; two bills in this session want to give people more tools to commit their loved ones for treatment.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
The Obama administration will propose a significant boost in federal spending to battle the nation’s heroin addiction epidemic when the president unveils his budget recommendations next week.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey said in a statement that he has put a hold on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, the No. 2 official at the agency who was …