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 In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 file photo, law enforcement personnel walk toward the Allina Health clinic where multiple people were shot in Buffalo, Minn. Doctors say they're facing increasing threats of violence for refusing to prescribe opioids or trying to wean patients off the addictive painkillers. The issue was underscored by Tuesday's shooting at the Minnesota clinic.

Doctors who say no to opioid use face threats from patients

Associated Press February 14, 2021

One patient threatened to shoot Dr. Terry Hunt if physical therapy didn't relieve his pain as effectively as opioids did. Another harassed his staff, then roamed a hospital searching for Hunt after being...

This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gathered privately Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, to discuss how to divide millions of dollars from a prospective opioid settlement. The goal is to position themselves to enter settlement talks with drugmakers as a united front with the state, which would be a first nationally.

Proposed $18 billion opioid settlement falls short

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor February 23, 2020

As Purdue Pharma moves through courts following their Sept. 16 bankruptcy declaration, other opioid manufacturers continue work through more than 2,500 lawsuits with various states for their role in the...

In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, a medic with the Cincinnati Fire Department administers Naloxone to a man while responding to a possible overdose report at a gas station in downtown Cincinnati.

Purdue Pharma settlements a window into U.S. opioid crisis

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor October 21, 2019

After more than 2,600 lawsuits nationwide involving their role in the opioid epidemic sweeping through the country, Purdue Pharma — the manufacturer of prescription painkiller OxyContin — filed for...

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

New Illinois program lets patients substitute opiate prescriptions for pot

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor April 15, 2019

In 2017, 2,202 families in Illinois felt the immediate effects of the opioid epidemic that has consumed the nation. Over 2,000 Illinois residents died in opiate related drug overdoses in that year, a rate...

The opioid crisis finds itself in Suburbia, USA, and the silence around it is deadly

The opioid crisis finds itself in Suburbia, USA, and the silence around it is deadly

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor May 29, 2018

The truths of teenagers in suburban towns are often kept secret. In a suburbs – wealthy ones, in particular – there is a certain breed of truth that must remain hidden for teens to first save their...

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