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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. May 9, 2021. Editorial: $20 million can’t reduce Akron’s gun violence without innovation, clear plan Guns remain at the heart of America’s political divide. On the streets of Akron and most large...

Tragedies pile up with drug overdoses surging amid pandemic

May. 08, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It was a Tuesday afternoon, two months into the pandemic, when Theresa Guerrero got the call from her brother-in-law: Her son, Jacob, had been found unresponsive. She was standing in the middle of a Ross store in south Tucson picking out a pillow...

South Dakota receives $33,000 in pharmaceutical settlement

Apr. 28, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota will receive roughly $33,000 as part of a settlement with the pharmaceutical distributor Indivior over allegations that it falsely and aggressively marketed the drug Suboxone, a drug approved for opioid addiction recovery, Attorney General Jason...

Hassan: Move to ease opioid treatment rules a step forward

Apr. 28, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire said a move by the Biden administration to ease decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication is a step in the right direction. New guidelines...

US lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

Apr. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication. New guidelines announced Tuesday mean doctors and other health workers will no longer need extra hours of training to prescribe...

California Senate OKs supervised sites for drug users

Apr. 22, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Instead of putting opioid-users in jail, a proposal moving through the California Legislature would give them a place to inject drugs while trained staff watch them to make sure they don't die from accidental overdoses. The state Senate passed...

Pandemic challenges Wyoming woman and others with addiction

Apr. 18, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — When Jackie Fales was admitted to the Cedar Mountain Center she weighed 78 pounds. There was almost nothing left on her five-foot seven-inch tall frame. The Cody resident said she entered treatment in 2016 not out of choice, but necessity. ...

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19

Apr. 08, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Larrecsa Cox steered past the used tire shop, where a young man had collapsed a few days before, the syringe he’d used to shoot heroin still clenched in his fist. She wound toward his house in the hills outside of town. The man had been...

WVa contest deadline April 16 for painkiller abuse awareness

Mar. 30, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A contest deadline is approaching for West Virginia schoolchildren to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. The Kids Kick Opioids contest is open to elementary and middle school students. It can include poems, drawings, letters or...

The Latest: Trump blasts Fauci and Birx as 'self-promoters'

Mar. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is slamming two of his most prominent coronavirus advisers. He says Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx are “two self-promoters trying to reinvent history.” Fauci is the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, and...