Drug addiction

November 30, 2017 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The Food and Drug Administration approved once-a-month Sublocade for adults with opioid...
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This photo provided by Innovative Health Solutions shows the NSS-2 Bridge. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration announced clearance of the NSS-2 Bridge, a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia. (Courtesy of Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 8:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his speech on the opioid crisis (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The acting health and human services secretary has officially declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, as requested by President Donald Trump. Eric D...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
October 25, 2017 - 6:14 pm
Nearly a year after Congress approved an extraordinary $1 billion to tackle the opioid crisis, the money that poured into all 50 states is gradually reaching places where it can do some good, but with some setbacks and delays along the way. In some locations, people addicted to opioids are starting...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:11 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon. During a news...
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First lady Melania Trump, left, participates in a roundtable discussion of Lily's Place in Huntington, W.Va., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. To Trump's right are Kellyanne Conway, special advisor to the president, and Lily's Place Executive Director Rebecca Crowder. Lily's Place is the nations first nonprofit infant recovery center that also provides services to parents and families dealing with addiction. (Chris Dorst /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for infants in the heart of the nation's opioid epidemic. Mrs. Trump visited Lily's Place in Huntington on Tuesday. The nonprofit facility, the first of its kind in the nation, works with...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017 photo, Julie Eldred poses for a photo in her Massachusetts home. Eldred, 29, tested positive for the opioid fentanyl less than two weeks after a court ordered her to refrain from drugs while on probation for larceny. She spent the next 10 days in jail until her lawyer could find her a bed in a treatment facility. On Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, Massachusetts' highest court will hear her case challenging the practice of ordering people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation. (Jesse Costa/WBUR via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 12:22 am
BOSTON (AP) — A unique case before Massachusetts' highest court is challenging the practice of ordering people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation. Julie Eldred was sent to jail last year after testing positive for fentanyl days into her probation for larceny. The 29-year-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the opioid crisis, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. From left are, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and National Drug Control Policy acting Director Richard Baum. Melania Trump has invited experts and people affected by addiction to opioids to the White House for a listening session and discussion about the epidemic. The first lady is hosting the Sept. 28 event in the State Dining Room and has invited journalists to attend a portion of the meeting to help raise awareness. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 28, 2017 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Melania Trump is listening and learning about the nation's opioid epidemic. The first lady has invited experts and people affected by addiction to drugs, including opioids, to the White House for a round-table discussion on...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and additional treatments to deal with opioid addiction. The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened a meeting of the...
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