In October 2017, President Donald Trump declared a "national health emergency" to address the opioid epidemic
that has ravaged our country and taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
-- Despite the fact that a majority of Americans (75%) believe that people sharing or selling their unused prescriptions, including opioids (e.g., oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine) is contributing to the growth of the opioid epidemic
, many are still sharing prescriptions.
Funds from the settlement are to be used in support of state initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic
, including rehabilitation, job training, mental health and other important efforts.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The rate of deaths from drug overdoses among US women has soared in recent years as the country continues to combat its opioid epidemic
, according to new data from the US government.
The opioid epidemic
in the United States has become one of the most severe public health crises our country has ever seen.
The opioid epidemic
in Oklahoma was one reason Valley Hope chose a new location for its outpatient facility.
In July, the National Academy of Medicine announced a new public-private partnership across multiple sectors to drive solutions to the nation's worsening opioid epidemic
"This is the critical federal funding New Jersey needs to combat the growing opioid epidemic
in our state," Menendez said in a statement.
'TN Together' Plan to Curb State Opioid Epidemic
"The national opioid epidemic
can turn around if we embrace opioid use disorder as a chronic medical condition that needs treatment instead of a moral issue or the result of poor willpower, " he added.
of Americans believe that sharing and selling of unused prescriptions is contributing to the growth of the opioid epidemic
Speaking March 19 from New Hampshire, where the opioid epidemic
is reported as acute, President Donald Trump announced a plan to combat the opioid epidemic
The analysis found that in 2001, the opioid epidemic
cost $29.1 billion per year and has ballooned to $115 billion per year by 2017.
TheArizona Opioid Epidemic
Actoffers important strategies to tackle our opioid epidemic