May 7, 2021

Cindy McCain, widow of John McCain, writes note to younger self

Source: CBS News As part of the Emmy-nominated series “Note To Self,” businesswoman, philanthropist and high-profile political wife Cindy McCain offers advice to her adolescent self. She reflects on motherhood, addiction and a lifetime spent alongside war hero, Arizona Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain Read Full Article

May 6, 2021

Former surgeon general on how loneliness could reduce lifespan

Source: CBS News Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tackled a range of public health crises such as Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he’s shedding light on the rising number of lonely people in America and how it affects our health. Murthy joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss technology’s role in what […]

May 6, 2021

Lawyer who took on tobacco industry now turning to opioids fight

Source: CBS News Mike Moore calls himself a “country lawyer from Mississippi,” but don’t believe it. He’s a 65-year-old David who has found his next Goliath: the big drug manufacturers. Moore says the industry understated how addictive opioids could be. He took on tobacco companies in the 1990s and won a $246 billion settlement. Mark […]

May 6, 2021

Attorneys demand answers from opioid manufacturers

Source: CBS News Forty-one attorneys are demanding information and documents from prescription opioid manufacturers or distributors. The Pennsylvania attorney general is part of that investigation. He says 13 people die every day in his state from drug addiction. CBS News correspondent Demarco Morgan reports. Read Full Article

May 4, 2021

Can you retrain an addicted brain?

Source: CBS News President Trump has called the opioid epidemic a national emergency, and 21 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Fran Smith, who wrote the cover story of September’s National Geographic article, “How science is unlocking the secrets of addiction,” joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss addiction’s impact on the brain’s pathways. […]

May 4, 2021

Ohio foster care system flooded with children amid opioid crisis

Source: CBS News It is estimated that due in part to the opioid catastrophe, at least 2.5 million children nationwide are being raised by grandparents or other relatives due to addicted parents. But some have no relatives who will take them in, and go directly to foster care. Dean Reynolds reports. Read Full Article

May 2, 2021

Medicaid cuts in Senate bill could have dire effects at Ohio opioid clinic

Source: CBS News CBS News has learned that Senate Republicans, hoping to win support for the Obamacare replacement, have added another $45 billion for the treatment of opioid addiction. However, that is just a fraction of what Medicaid currently covers. So, what happens if Medicaid is cut drastically? Adriana Diaz reports. Read Full Article

April 29, 2021

Doctors group issues recommendations on opioid epidemic

Source: CBS News An influential group of doctors demanded a top-to-bottom change in the way the U.S. handles addiction. Over 22 million Americans need treatment for drugs or alcohol, but just 18 percent are getting it. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. Read Full Article