Stories tagged: opiates
Fri., March 1, 2019
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
Raise the Bottom, a Boise-based non-residential opiate treatment center, is expanding to Nampa.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Spokane County has eliminated two of the biggest barriers for people seeking treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
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
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
“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
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
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 …