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The Tribe wants a jury trial to recover from the drug companies actual and consequential damages; their revenues and profits from opioid distribution; past and future expenses caused by the epidemic; compensatory damages for treating addicted patients and infants born with opioid-related medical ...
New Research Suggests Legal Marijuana Could Curb The Opioid Epidemic. In two studies published Monday, researchers found states that legalized medical marijuana saw a decrease in opioid prescriptions. ShareTweetEmail · SMS ...

When historians trace back the roots of today's opioid epidemic, they often find themselves returning to the wave of addiction that swept the U.S. in the late 19th century. That was when physicians first got their hands on morphine: a truly effective treatment for pain, delivered first by tablet and then by the newly invented ...
The case made Arkansas at least the 17th U.S. state to sue manufacturers of prescription opioids amid a nationwide epidemic of addiction to the painkillers. The lawsuit contended the drugmakers spent millions of dollars on promotional activities that downplayed the risks of addiction associated with ...
Statistics show that Vermont is struggling beneath the weight of the same opiate epidemic that has put New Hampshire in the national spotlight in recent years. The Vermont Department of Health shows that the number of people treated for opiate addiction in the state has nearly tripled, from 1,139 in 2006 ...
As the opioid epidemic persists as a public health crisis in the United States, there has been growing concern the injection drug use will affect infectious disease, as it increases ... A graphic series from Kaiser Family Foundation took a look at the interaction between the nation's HIV and opioid epidemics.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials are advocating for safe injection sites to address the opioid epidemic. They're holding community meetings this month and a conference on Monday featuring international experts. The city's opioid epidemic claimed 1,200 lives to overdoses in 2017, and ...
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Community members and activists marched Saturday on the city's northeast side to call for an end to youth gun violence. The demonstration, led by the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, was organized in response to the death of Malaysia Robson. The 1-year-old was killed early ...
At the same time, NPR and Ohio Valley ReSource reported nearly 1,000 cases across central Appalachia, prompting NIOSH epidemiologists to declare it the worst epidemic of complicated black lung they'd ever seen. Our ongoing survey of black lung clinics and law offices has the current count of ...
The Quincy Board of Health placed signs such as this on the doors of stricken residents during the influenza epidemic that began in 1918. As part of the world's worst plague in modern history, the epidemic unleashed the greatest mass illness in Quincy area history, sickening several thousand people and ...
The opioid crisis has become a major priority among the Trump administration, with the president declaring the epidemic a public health emergency. Just last week, Trump rolled out a three-part plan to tackle the opioid epidemic, including supporting policies to increase access to the opioid overdose ...
NEW YORK — The new director of the top U.S. public health agency on Thursday pledged to work to bring the nation's opioid epidemic "to its knees" and said he believes the AIDS epidemic could be ended in three to seven years. Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. made the comments at a staff meeting of the Centers ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The new director of the top U.S. public health agency on Thursday pledged to work to bring the nation's opioid epidemic "to its knees" and said he believes the AIDS epidemic could be ended in three to seven years. Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. made the comments at a staff meeting of the ...
The new CDC director predicted Thursday that the AIDS epidemic could end in the United States within the next three to seven years. “Ending the AIDS epidemic in America? It's possible. I think it could be done in the next three to seven years, if we put our mind to it,” Dr. Robert Redfield told CDC ...
“Ending the AIDS epidemic in America? It's possible. I think it could be done in the next three to seven years, if we put our mind to it,” he said at the gathering at the agency's main campus. Staff from other CDC operations around the country and around the world were invited to dial in to listen to the session.
“We need real solutions to the epidemic of gun violence in our society, like increasing safety restrictions and limitations on gun purchases. That is what is going to keep all of us safe.” The groups also discussed how militarizing schools will harm and further criminalize children of color and children with ...
That was the cry of nearly one hundred students, families and advocates on Saturday at Heritage Port. Marchers were standing in solidarity with the "March for our Lives" movement nationwide. "Our group really wanted to help raise the voices of the children we've seen in the media. We were very inspired ...

They believe this is an epidemic because they see it on television. Now, of course, we're very much attuned to it," he said. Gun control measures could help curb mass shootings but it's a heavy lift politically, said Fox, who twice participated in groups impaneled by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush ...
With overdose deaths at an all-time high across the nation, the opioid epidemic is taking its toll on South Georgia. Dougherty County's coroner said in 2017, he handled 17 deaths related to overdoses. Albany city leaders said opioids like heroin are killing more people than guns, and the numbers are still on ...
DAKAR, March 23, 2018 - ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) is part of a new, multidisciplinary clinical research and response network for epidemic-prone infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, known as ALERRT (The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training) ...
Robocall 'Epidemic' Worsens, Florida a Prime Target. Robocall 'epidemic' worsens, Florida a prime target. March 24, 2018 ... "We accurately define it as an epidemic," said Ethan Garr, co-creator of RoboKiller, an app made to stop the calls. "What drives this is basic economics. Making these phone calls is ...
The U.S. is big, and getting bigger. Since the 1980s, American adults' obesity is at epidemic proportions, and there does not seem to be an end in sight. Rates of obesity in those younger leveled off between 2005 and 2014, but a recent report in JAMA wanted to know if there has been any change. The U.S. ...
There are many things you could do as a trusted national institution to soothe the nation at this time of welling anxiety and internal strife. Add diazepam to the water supply. Deliver free cake and chips once a week to everyone old enough to understand the news. Add a box of kittens to every street corner.
Two weeks after Upstate officials warned of multiple overdoses caused by a deadly street drug that has become pervasive in the area, a coroner has confirmed that a Clemson student's death in December was caused by the drug. Pickens County Corner Kandy Kelley said Bowen Paul Ellis' autopsy ...
HANCOCK COUNTY Commissioner Mark Gazarek, left, delivers part of the “state of the county address” Tuesday at the University of Findlay. Gazarek and Commissioners Tim Bechtol, center, and Brian Robertson, right, took turns discussing the topics of community, county finances, flood reduction, safety ...
WASHINGTON -- When President Trump spoke of the White House's new plan to stop the opioid crisis in New Hampshire on Monday his core focus was on the bad guys and his answer was tougher penalties. When top leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes ...
“It's a silent epidemic,” said Denise Malm, social worker. “It's invisible.” Malm spends her days at the Wallingford Community Senior Center trying to prevent women with limited resources from becoming homeless. “Women have not had the same resources as men often,” she said. “When it comes to paying ...
These epidemics had a great influence on people and genealogists trying to trace them. It is often found that the people who disappeared from county, state, etc. records are those who died in an epidemic or maybe moved away from an area where an epidemic took place. The last big epidemic that affected ...
The failure of the punitive policies is one reason why drug policy experts have emphasized other approaches to resolving the opioid epidemic — particularly more treatment (including medications like methadone and buprenorphine), more harm reduction (such as better access to the opioid overdose ...
While similar SSWS outbreaks were documented in southern California in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, this most recent epidemic is unprecedented in its scale and scope. "We've been monitoring sea star populations for a long time, but this event is far broader in geographic scale than anything we've seen ...
The west African Ebola crisis took more than 11,000 lives – seven times the total of the 22 Ebola epidemics that preceded it. But widespread death isn't the only threat. For those who survive the initial infection, an epidemic leaves its own particular trail of disfigurement and disability. People who contracted ...
... Sleepless in Singapore? Let's address our bedroom epidemic. Insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea are just symptoms of our unhealthy sleeping habits, says CEO of Philips (ASEAN and Pacific). Sleep (Photo: Unsplash/Vladislav Muslakov). By Caroline Clarke. 16 Mar 2018 07:36AM (Updated: 16 Mar 2018 09:16AM ) ...
Flu Epidemic Continues to Loosen Its Grip on NY State. The flu continues to loosen its grip on New York, with state health officials saying the number of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases has dropped for the third consecutive week. March 16, 2018, at 12:05 a.m.. Flu Epidemic Continues to Loosen Its Grip on NY State.
Other experts agree. Garen Wintemute is an emergency room physician who leads a prominent gun violence research program at the University of California, Davis. He says school shootings, specifically, are not epidemic. "Schools are just about the safest place in the world for kids to be," Wintemute says.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers had expected to approve a local law declaring the heroin/opioid epidemic a public nuisance Wednesday following a public hearing. An Olean family physician, Dr. Michael Kalsman, however, urged the Legislature to reconsider some of the wording in the ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee has one of the highest rates of opioid prescriptions per person across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the opioid epidemic surging on, pharmaceutical practices are evolving to keep up. Pharmacists are often the last ...
Results: In line with observations from the Americas and elsewhere, the single-wave Cabo Verdean ZIKV epidemic was characterized by a basic reproductive number of 1.85 (95% CI, 1.5 ... Conclusion: Current herd-immunity may not be sufficient to prevent future small-to-medium epidemics in Cabo Verde.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Last month Jill Cichowicz held a fundraiser in Chesterfield almost a year after her twin brother Scott died from a heroin overdose. The event was aimed at raising awareness and money to help fight what has become an epidemic. “Probably the hardest year of my ...
Thousands of people were affected by the flu this year, and some patients are still seeking treatment. Many are claiming mistakes were made by the Center for Disease Control, but some physicians think it was not so much the vaccine, but the virus itself, that caused this year's epidemic.
James Ward is a recipient of NHMRC Research Grants to address STIs among Aboriginal communities including a Centre for Research Excellence. Belinda Hengel and John Boffa do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article ...
Hawai'i's public school system is the 10th-largest in the United States. Nearly a third of public school students say they've been victims of bullying or harassment, according to an official survey. Photo: AFP. Nearly a third of Hawai'i's public school students say they've been the victims of bullying or ...
Washington, D.C. – - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a report detailing his plan to end the opioid epidemic. Senator Manchin's comprehensive plan includes drug prevention, prescriber education, substance abuse treatment, law enforcement, child care, a chance at a clean start, and funding.
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened a committee oversight hearing on solutions to combat the opioid abuse crisis in Indian Country. During the hearing, Hoeven highlighted the impact of substance abuse in Native American ...
Thousands of people were affected by the flu this year, and some patients are still seeking treatment. Many are claiming mistakes were made by the Center for Disease Control, but some physicians think it was not so much the vaccine, but the virus itself, that caused this year's epidemic.
Overdose deaths in Native American communities have skyrocketed in the time the opioid epidemic has swept the U.S. and federal officials are looking for solutions. Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths between 1999 and 2015, Dr. Michael Toedt told the U.S. ...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Tuesday evening, Jackley told a room of concerned faces that about one third of the state's drug arrests take place in Sioux Falls. However, Jackley says that's consistent with the population, since Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state. Jackley has three key components to his ...
KLAMATH, Calif. — The Yurok Tribe of the Klamath River basin in California has filed suit in federal court against 20 major pharmaceutical companies. The case alleges corrupt practices by drug companies which contributed to widespread misuse of opioid painkillers in communities—such as the tribe itself ...
Why is child homelessness on the rise in New York City? As part of “Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America,” the multi-platform public media initiative exploring poverty, income equality, and opportunity, Irwin Redlener, MD, author of “What the Dreams of Children Mean for ...
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Great things are being done in the Wisconsin Rapids area to fight the drug epidemic and residents can learn about it March 21, according to officials. The Wood County Drug Task Force and Aspirus Riverview Foundation will hold a presentation, "A Path Towards Progress: What's ...
A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday introduced five bills for the 2018 legislative session aimed at addressing the growing opioid epidemic in Colorado. "42 Coloradans per day died from opioid overdoses in 2016," said Dr. Rob Valuck, Director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription ...


 

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