November 22, 2019

Medical implant takes aim at opioid addiction

Source: CBS News After years of addiction, a Louisiana man got an implant while in prison to help fight his opioid cravings. He says it changed his life. Meg Farris of WWL-TV reports from New Orleans. Read Full Article

November 12, 2019

Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist’s Perspective

Source: NPR In Getting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration, and the American Opioid Crisis, a Rikers Island doctor says drug treatment in U.S. jails and prisons is often shaped by societal prejudice, not science.(Image credit: Catie Dull/NPR)

November 3, 2019

Opioid crisis tearing families apart and costing economy hundreds of billions

Source: CBS News A government study out this past week says the nation’s opioid epidemic cost the economy $696 billion from 2015 through last year. Then there’s the human toll, not captured by dollars and cents: Lives lost to overdose and families torn apart by addiction. Dean Reynolds reports. Read Full Article

October 26, 2019

Bernie Sanders discusses fight against corporate greed

Source: CBS News Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down with CBS News during a swing through Iowa aimed at ending corporate greed. Discussing the ultra-wealthy in the U.S., the 2020 candidate said: “Greed for some of these people has literally become a religion – ‘I need more, more, more.’ Like a drug addict.” Read Full Article