Data released by the United Nations find that the United States isn’t just first in the world in commissioning memoirs from Twitter users and putting cookies on sticks and frying them—we’re also first in overall opiate use.
The use of opioids has become an epidemic in the U.S., leading to swathes of overdoses all over the country. Some people in power see this as a warning for work that needs to be done in communities and doctor’s offices to prevent addiction. Others see it as a money-making opportunity.
Since 2010, prescriptions for OxyContin have fallen 40% in the U.S., which means the network of companies producing and marketing it need to move into new territory.
Moschino is currently selling a collection full of pill prints, such as an $895 wool sweater dress at Saks, and a $745 leather shoulder bag at Selfridges, both from the line’s Spring/Summer ‘17 capsule line. It’s all clearly in designer Jeremy Scott’s oeuvre of attempting to whimsically translate the American everyday…
On Wednesday, the Tennessee legislature decided not to uphold a law that penalized mothers of babies who test positive for drugs. The law, which was given a two-year trial period in 2014, failed when it received insufficient votes in the Criminal Justice subcommittee.
No time like a Wednesday afternoon to talk about America’s growing heroin problem.
Once again, the CDC is sounding the alarm regarding women and their disproportionately high rates of opioid painkiller use.
Years after kicking heroin, a Time reporter finds herself injecting again-this time, in an attempt to get pregnant. Her IV-to-IVF twist of fate triggers a rush of reflections on the meaning of addiction, parenthood, and recovery.
The last time I gave myself an injection, the needle held heroin. Now, two decades later,…