How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Contributing to a New Increase in Opioid Deaths

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic came along, the United States was facing many different “epidemics,” — including obesity, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and opioid drugs, both prescription and illicit forms. The Wall Street Journal recently collected data on opioid-related deaths and found that counties all across the United States — from Washington to Arizona and Florida — are reporting rising drug Read More

Coronavirus crisis opens access to online opioid addiction treatment

Opioid addiction isn’t taking a break during the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.S. response to the viral crisis is making addiction treatment easier to get. Under the national emergency declared by the Trump administration in March, the government has suspended a federal law that required patients to have an in-person visit with a physician before Read More