Almost 2.6 million Americans are addicted to opioids but treatment is still lacking. A young man from Maryland his on the best way to win the battle that almost destroyed his life.
The US president wants to execute drug dealers as part of his plan to combat addiction. Trump will also ask Congress to lower the minimum quantity of drugs sold that triggers mandatory prison sentences.
Prosecutors have said they won't file charges related to the death of pop star Prince. At the same time, the doctor accused of prescribing painkillers for Prince has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors.
The company that makes OxyContin says it will no longer market opioids to doctors. The drugmaker is fighting hundreds of lawsuits accusing it of using deceptive methods to sell the addictive painkiller.
Tens of thousands of people are dying from drug overdoses across the US. Donald Trump has declared a public health emergency. Should those struggling with addiction be able to shoot up under medical supervision?
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