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Doctor Accused of Having Wife Killed So She Wouldn’t Expose His Opioid Ring
Dr. James Kauffman was charged with first-degree murder over five years after April Kauffman’s death.
An Alarming Number of People Don’t Know the Signs of Prescription-Drug Abuse
The authors of a new survey argue that we all need to brush up on our mental-health literacy.
Half of Painkiller Prescriptions Go to People With Anxiety and Depression
A troubling finding, as both opioid-prescription rates and anxiety and depression diagnoses are on the rise.
Covering the Opioid Epidemic As a Journalist — and Former Heroin Addict
One journalist’s story.
Cat Marnell’s Memoir Provides a Window Into 2000s-Era Doctor Shopping
Researchers believe the practice was a major factor in the painkiller abuse we see today.
Is Menopause Partly to Blame for Record Painkiller Addiction Among White Women?
The connection between hormones and opioid drugs.
Prince Is the Most Famous Face of the Opioid Epidemic That’s Devouring America
“We need to see the Prince in all of us.”
Is Racism ‘Saving’ Black People From Opioid Overdoses?
There could be an unanticipated positive side effect to how bad some white doctors are at dealing with black pain.
Teen Abuse of Painkillers Has Fallen Almost 50 Percent in the Last Decade
So says an encouraging new government report.