Stories tagged: opioid addiction
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
Washington filed its third lawsuit tied to the opioid crisis Thursday, claiming one of the nation’s biggest companies deceived doctors and patients about the addictive nature of the painkillers it …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
The nation’s opioid addiction epidemic is driving new treatment strategies, including an approach that begins with rapid access to medicine that prevents withdrawal sickness.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Washington is not agreeing to the tentative settlement some other states have reached with Purdue Pharma over the company’s role in the opioid crisis.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Spokane is among four sites in Washington that will expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction under a new two-year, $8 million project.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
A dramatic price hike for one form of naloxone has some people upset, but Washington health and law enforcement agencies said it’s not affecting their ability to provide care.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
BALTIMORE – Prescription opioids help millions of Americans deal with pain, but their addictive qualities have created a public health problem: rising rates of opioid dependence, addiction and overdose. To …