Drugs


Anne Muilenburg, the office manager of Provoking Hope, an addiction recovery center in McMinnville, Ore., points to her handprint on the facility's parking lot wall in December  2021.  (Image via AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
$750 Million Settlement Will Help Opioid-Ravaged Communities in NC

Money from the landmark settlement will pay for treatment and prevention efforts across North Carolina in a crisis that killed nearly 30,000. The opioid crisis has killed nearly 30,000 North Carolinians, but the state will soon receive $750 million from the drug companies responsible to help survivors “regain control of their lives,” NC Attorney General...

A protester kneels in the street during protests of George Floyd's death in May 2020 in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Marijuana and Body Cams: Here Are the Big Ideas in Cooper Task Force’s Criminal Justice Report

Cooper's racial justice task force, created after George Floyd's killing, wants more training, fairer drug laws, and police accountability.

FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. On Friday, April 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned doctors against prescribing the malaria drug to treat COVID-19 outside of hospitals or research settings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Whistleblower: I Was Fired Over Warnings About Hydroxychloroquine

Dr. Rick Bright alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug favored by President Trump.

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We Might Finally Have an Effective COVID-19 Treatment, But the Economy Is Getting Worse

Word of the drug came as the U.S. government reported that American economic output is shriveling in the biggest and fastest collapse since the Great Depression.

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Trump Reportedly Has ‘Financial Interest’ in Drug He Says Fights COVID-19

Ignoring medical experts and scientists, Trump has aggressively promoted hydroxychloroquine, while acknowledging that he isn’t a doctor and instead relies on “common sense.”

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Mitch McConnell Won’t Address Rising Drug Prices, So States Are Stepping Up

Drug prices have gotten so high in the U.S. that Utah pays to fly state workers to Mexico to purchase their drugs, gives them each a $500-per-trip bonus, and still saves tens of thousands of dollars.