Health

Popular Herbal Addiction Treatment 'Could Expand The Opioid Epidemic'

Health | Steve Birr
Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) plant in thailand on wooden background. (Shutterstock/Sanit Fuangnakhon)

‘Extremely concerning’

Doctors Are Turning To Marijuana To Treat Opioid Addiction

Health | Steve Birr
Closeup of marijuana joint and buds on a checkerboard table with (Credit: Shutterstock/Wollertz)

‘Benefit from medical cannabis’

FDA Warns Herbal Pill Used For Treating Addiction Has Killed Dozens Of Patients

Health | Steve Birr
Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) plant in thailand on wooden background. (Shutterstock/Sanit Fuangnakhon)

‘Similar effects to narcotics like opioids’

FDA Approves New Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

Health | Nick Givas
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey - RC140981E7A0

31 percent reduction in symptoms

75 Cities And States Are Now Suing Big Pharma For Spreading Death With Painkillers

Health | Steve Birr
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Blockbuster profits’

Senate Tax Bill Would Repeal Obamacare's Least Popular Provision

Health | Robert Donachie
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) speak to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill following a procedural vote on the GOP health care bill on July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tying vote on a procedural vote to move forward on the GOP health care bill. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Optimistic’

The FDA Just Approved A Pill That Digitally Tracks Whether You Take Your Meds

Health | Thomas Phippen
Close up man taking pill medicine. The young man put in your mouth yellow pill isolated on blue background. (Photo: Shutterstock/diy13)

‘It’s like a biomedical Big Brother’

FACT CHECK: Bernie Sanders Video Downplays Health Care Wait Times In Canada

Health | David Sivak

Check Your Fact

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘I don’t think we have a wait time crisis at all’

Babies Born Opioid-Addicted Jumped By More Than 1,000 Percent Over The Past Decade In Florida

Health | Steve Birr
Heroin is shown mixed in a spoon next to a hypodermic needle. Shutterstock/Ari N

‘They didn’t have a choice’

DEA Makes It Easier To Prosecute Opioid Dealers Trafficking In Fentanyl

Health | Steve Birr
A law enforcement staff shows confiscated heroin before burning it in the headquarters of the Drug Control Agency in Dushanbe May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘We empower our law enforcement officers’

'Opioid Naive' Doctors Owning Up To Crisis, Now Doing Their Part To Limit It

Health | Nick Givas
A pharmacy employee dumps pills into a pill counting machine as she fills a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

‘Lot of the blame is squarely on surgeons and dentists’

Kentucky AG Hits Opioid Drug Maker For Spreading Death In The State

Health | Steve Birr
Prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/George Frey)

‘Put its profits above the lives of our people’

White House Confirms It Wants Congress To Act On Obamacare

Health | Robert Donachie
A protester rallies during U.S. House voting on the American Health Care Act, which repeals major parts of the 2000 Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

What we know

Men Could Become Pregnant 'Tomorrow,' Says Fertility Professor

Health | Ian Miles Cheong
A woman displays a plastic fetus as she takes part to a demonstration to protest against the government's law about abortion on October 17, 2009 in Madrid. (PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Just like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Junior.

FDA Chief Warns Feds May Force Big Pharma To Pull More Painkillers Off The Market

Health | Steve Birr
Prescription painkiller Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 7.5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt sit on a counter at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Much more potentially intrusive’

Doctor Complains Of 4.5-Year Wait Time For Canadian Medicare Patient

Health | David Krayden
Student Aiden Beals speaks at a SoCal Health Care Coalition protest at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

‘We’ve hit the wall’

The Obamacare Projections Are In, And They Look Terrible

Health | Jack Crowe
A protester rallies during U.S. House voting on the American Health Care Act, which repeals major parts of the 2000 Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)

‘There is an urgent and serious need to repeal’

Congress Will Hear Bill That Would Dramatically Complicate Roe v. Wade Ruling

Health | Grace Carr

‘I’m optimistic’

Report: Health Violations Rampant At Abortion Clinics

Health | Grace Carr
Doctors and nurses coordinate hands. (Shutterstock/Moopixel).

‘I was appalled’

Poll: American Support For Legal Marijuana Hits All-Time High

Health | Nick Givas
Colorado Legal Marijuana 02-28-17 (YouTube Screenshot-Travel Crested Butte)

Record numbers of Republicans