Opioid epidemic in the USA

articles and videos looking at the causes and consequences of the U.S. opioid crisis / public health crisis.

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Article esquire.com

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis - Esquire (2017)


You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countles...

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Article finance.yahoo.com

Billionaire Insys founder charged in U.S. opioid bribe case


Yahoo, 2017: "The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was arrested on Thursday on U.S. charges he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl...

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Article theoutline.com

Is chronic pain something more people should accept? | The Outline - The Outline


Amid the opioid crisis, the concept of “pain acceptance” is gaining credibility.

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Article thewalrus.ca

My Life and Death on Opioids | The Walrus - The Walrus


In November 2017, The Walrus started working with Chris Willie on a memoir about his fentanyl addiction. While writing the article, Willie died from an overdose. This version of...

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Article wvgazettemail.com

Opioid epidemic costs WV $8.8 billion annually, study says | Health - Charleston Gazette-Mail


The opioid epidemic is costing West Virginia’s economy an estimated $8.8 billion a year, according to an analysis by a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Article popsci.com

For many teens, the battle with opioid addiction starts with wisdom teeth | Popular Science - Popular Science


Young people are particularly vulnerable to the effect of painkillers, but dentists may over-prescribe them after surgery.

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Article longreads.com

A Visit to Opioid Country || LongReads - Longreads (2018)


Aaron Thier contemplates the connections between privilege, addiction, and recovery.

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Article bbc.com

Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling - BBC News - BBC News


The US pharmaceutical giant must pay $572m for its part in fuelling Oklahoma's painkiller addiction crisis.

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Article buzzfeednews.com

Here’s How One Small Town Beat The Opioid Epidemic - BuzzFeed News


Stopping Overdose Deaths Isn’t Rocket Science. But It Is Expensive. Little Falls, Minnesota, didn’t do anything revolutionary. They just made a real effort — and spent real m...

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Article ourworldindata.org

Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries? - Our World in Data


Why do Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries, despite paying so much more for health care? 

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Article bloomberg.com

Health-Records Company Pushed Opioids to Doctors in Secret Deal With Drugmaker - Bloomberg


Health-Records Company Pushed Opioids to Doctors in Secret Deal With Drugmaker Practice Fusion ensured that addictive drugs were on the menu Practice Fusion, a SF-based el...

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