March 19, 2019

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

Source: NPR Once a tiny specialty that drew mostly psychiatrists, addiction medicine is expanding its accredited training to include primary care residents and “social justice warriors” who see it as a calling.(Image credit: Jackie Hai/KJZZ)

March 17, 2019

Opioids & unemployment: Stopping the cycle

Source: CBS News “60 Minutes” producer Katy Textor talks about an investment fund resurrecting jobs in hard-hit areas. One company’s solution? Hire recovering addicts. Read Full Article

March 7, 2019

Confessions of a news junkie

Source: CBS News Comedian Jim Gaffigan admits he is addicted to the news. But how could anyone deny the all-consuming nature of the drama, the mystery, the indictments? Read Full Article

February 14, 2019

Insys executives used rap video to push sales of potentially lethal opioid

Source: CBS News A newly released video is raising questions about Insys Therapeutics, a company at the center of a criminal investigation stemming from the nation’s opioid epidemic. Former executives and managers for Insys are on trial in Boston. They’re accused of bribing doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray. Tony Dokoupil reports. Read […]

January 31, 2019

Redacted info from Purdue lawsuit: report

Source: CBS News A ProPublica report claims Purdue Pharma, accused of helping engineer and profit from the opioid epidemic, also considered expanding into addiction treatment. The article is purportedly based on redacted parts of a lawsuit filed by the state of Massachusetts against Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family. Purdue says it will […]

January 25, 2019

Man overcomes addiction to become mayor

Source: CBS News Jermaine Wilson of Leavenworth, Kansas, started using drugs at age 11 and was in maximum-security prison by age 21. Now he’s the mayor of Leavenworth. Steve Hartman has his story for “On the Road.” Read Full Article

January 25, 2019

Family behind OxyContin faces lawsuit

Source: CBS News The attorney general of Massachusetts on Friday pushed for the release of more documents from Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin. Members of the family that own Purdue are accused of marketing the drug, despite knowing how addictive it can be. Tony Dokoupil reports. Read Full Article