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Apr 24, 2019
Rachel Martin talks to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about Wednesday's summit. It's a chance for Trump to say what he's doing about the public health emergency.
Apr 24, 2019
The National Sheriffs' Association has published a detailed guide to jail-based medication-assisted treatment. States hardest hit by opioids are moving fastest to get inmates the help needed to quit.
Apr 23, 2019
A DEA official said the indictments are meant to send "shock waves" through the pharmaceutical industry to remind it of its responsibility to help control prescription medications.
Apr 23, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gary Craig, a Democrat and Chronicle reporter, about the first major pharmaceutical distributor to face federal criminal charges over its role in the opioid epidemic.
Apr 23, 2019
It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.
Apr 23, 2019
In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.
Apr 23, 2019
Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.
Apr 23, 2019
From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.
Apr 23, 2019
Hospital-owned clinics that are miles away should be reimbursed at the same rates as an independent doctor, but not more, Medicare says. That new rule could save taxpayers $380 million in 2019.
Apr 22, 2019
The search giant's push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.
Apr 22, 2019
A new drug based on ketamine was recently approved by the FDA to treat depression in treatment-resistant patients.
Apr 22, 2019
Most snoring is harmless, aside from the misery it might cause your bed mate. In some cases though, it's a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition. Here's how to know the difference.
Apr 22, 2019
PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?
Apr 20, 2019
A recent opioid sting caught 60 people, including doctors, accused of enabling addicts. Physician Stephen Loyd tells NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer how the sting could affect addicted patients.
Apr 20, 2019
What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.