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Opioid commission member: Our work is a 'sham'
The Republican-led Congress has turned the work of the president's opioid commission into a "charade" and a "sham," a member of the panel tells CNN.


POSTED JANUARY 23, 2018 5:31 PM
Drug overdoses contribute to record number of organ donors
Though the number of lives lost to the US opioid epidemic continues to spike, it has also contributed to a record number of organ donations.


POSTED JANUARY 10, 2018 10:41 PM
Opioid commission: We need drug courts, not prisons, for abusers
The President's opioid commission on Wednesday recommended nationwide drug courts to help place substance abusers into treatment rather than sending them into the prison system.


POSTED NOVEMBER 01, 2017 9:48 PM
FDA strengthens warning on opioid cold medicine
Cough and cold medicines containing opioid ingredients, such as codeine or hydrocodone, should no longer be given to children of any age, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.


POSTED JANUARY 11, 2018 11:03 PM
After officer adopts opioid-addicted baby, mom's struggle continues
A chance encounter with a homeless pregnant woman addicted to heroin put Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets on one of the most emotional journeys of his life. Now, two weeks after their story touched millions, there's a second chapter.


POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2017 12:20 PM
Judge lets little girl go back to school with medical marijuana
A little girl is back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois this week, but only after a federal judge gave her the ok. She uses medical marijuana which Illinois law prohibits on school grounds. The case could have extensive ramifications down the road.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 7:03 AM
After shark attack, mom regains control with a bionic arm
Tiffany Johnson and her husband, JJ, are avid cruisers -- self-described "vacation junkies." In June 2017, the two left their home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and embarked on a relaxing cruise in the Caribbean.


POSTED JANUARY 23, 2018 2:24 PM
Essure or surgery? New study compares risks
A new study finds the controversial hysteroscopic sterilization method associated with a lower immediate risk of procedural complications, a higher risk of gynecological complications, and no increased medical risks, when compared with a more invasive option.


POSTED JANUARY 23, 2018 4:03 PM
For hospital patients, beware the "weekend effect"
Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours -- whether it's for a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs.


POSTED JANUARY 22, 2018 10:13 PM
How music therapy helped a woman heal
Some say music has the power to heal. That's the idea behind "music therapy". See how it helped a teen deal with the death of her father seven years ago.


POSTED JANUARY 23, 2018 11:18 AM

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