3 August 2017

White House opioid commission to Trump: ‘Declare a national emergency’ on drug overdoses

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By Christopher Ingraham July 31 The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued a preliminary reporton Monday stating that its “first and most urgent recommendation” is for the president to “declare a national emergency under either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act.” “With approximately 142 Americans dying every day,” […]

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4 November 2016

Overdoses skyrocket as kids eat opioids “like candy”

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The number of young children and teens hospitalized for overdosing on opioid painkillers have spiked nearly threefold in recent years, a new study finds. Among children under 10, most of the painkiller poisonings were accidental, with children “eating them like candy,” said lead researcher Julie Gaither, a postdoctoral fellow in biostatistics at the Yale School of Medicine […]

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