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UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?

Dr. Raeford Brown was uniquely positioned to help the U.S. government answer a critical question: Is a new version of the painkiller OxyContin helping fight the national opioid epidemic?


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Trump claims credit for progress in battling opioid epidemic

President Donald Trump claimed credit Wednesday for progress in battling the opioid epidemic amid debate over whether the crisis has peaked and what his administration has accomplished.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Curbing the ‘Opioid Epidemic’: UW pain specialist will talk in Spokane next week

“The Opioid Epidemic” will be presented April 19 by Dr. David Tauben, pain medicine expert and University of Washington School of Medicine professor


Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids

Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors …