Poppy farmers in Tasmania are feeling the effects of the US crackdown on opioid abuse.
Opioid addiction in Britain has spiraled to a dangerous level. Experts warn that the UK is approaching a crisis of US proportions. What's the government doing to tackle the problem? Charlotte Potts reports from London.
Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times less than the number of overdose deaths in the United States.
More than 450 patients died prematurely at a British hospital after being given unnecessary opioid drugs, a report finds. Patients were put on an end of life pathway after being admitted for rehabilitation.
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.
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