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The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 03:50 PM EDT

Girl, 1, Died From Overdose on Elephant Tranquilizer

Girl, 1, Died From Overdose on Elephant Tranquilizer

A 1-year-old Pennsylvania girl's sudden death in August resulted from accidental exposure to the elephant tranquilizer carfentanyl (or carfentanil), a synthetic drug 10,000 times more potent than morphine. The...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 05:39 PM EDT

Trump Declares Opioid Emergency; Doesn't Devote New Funding

Trump Declares Opioid Emergency; Doesn't Devote New Funding

In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 06:45 PM EDT

Puppy Saved With Narcan After Opioid Overdose

Puppy Saved With Narcan After Opioid Overdose

A puppy that collapsed after ingesting some sort of opioid in Massachusetts has survived after being given an overdose reversal drug more often administered to humans.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 03:49 PM EDT

Walgreens to Stock Stores Nationwide With Narcan Nasal Spray

Walgreens to Stock Stores Nationwide With Narcan Nasal Spray

Walgreens announced this week that it plans to stock all of its stores across the U.S. with Narcan as the nation's opioid epidemic reaches new levels. The medication, which is administered via nasal spray...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 03:49 PM EDT

Trump Readies Opioid Plan, But Some Worry It Won't Be Enough

Trump Readies Opioid Plan, But Some Worry It Won't Be Enough

President Donald Trump's long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency finally arrives this week, but some advocates are worried that it won't be backed with the money and commitment...

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