Stories tagged: opiates
Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:41 a.m.
Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal is one of several physicians who recently founded the Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute in Seattle in 2018.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Raise the Bottom, a Boise-based non-residential opiate treatment center, is expanding to Nampa.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
An Idaho physician who was found guilty of more than 60 counts of illegally dispensing opiates will serve 16 years in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
A group of Democratic Senators, including Patty Murray, D-Wash., accused the Trump administration of delaying much-needed action to fight opioid addiction in a
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 – the tumultuous presidential campaign – yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
The Montana Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a nurse practitioner after he acknowledged prescribing large amounts of oxycodone to a patient which the two then shared.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Spokane County has eliminated two of the biggest barriers for people seeking treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
A doctor at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center launched a study this summer to give opiate addicts Suboxone before they left the hospital ER. The approach has been shown in …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
The nation’s ongoing opioid problem comes with staggering physical and emotional costs to patients and families. But the dollar cost to the health system has been harder to peg. Now …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
“Heroin rush hour” has some telltale signs in northern Kentucky, like a car filled with people in their pajamas around 9 or 10 a.m. That’s what police in Fort Thomas …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
The Senate paused Thursday from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approved election-year legislation reinforcing government efforts against heroin and the abuse of opioid painkillers.
Wed., July 1, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
The ringleader of a drug trafficking operation that brought thousands of illicit painkillers from California to Spokane over several years was sentenced to 50 years in prison last month.
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in …