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‘This Pain Has Gone Too Far’: Family’s Search For A Drug Treatment Bed Is Hauntingly Common Story In U.S.

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Stat profiles the 41-day struggle of a West Virginia mother and father to get professional help for their 21-year-old daughter before it was too late. In other news on the nation’s drug crisis, Food and Drug Administration panels reconsider Opana, a pain doctor in Massachusetts faces fraud charges and a former drug policy director weighs in on the potential impact of Republicans’ replacement health plan.

Experts Fear That GOP Health Plan Could Harm Addiction Services Now Covered By Medicaid

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In other news on the substance abuse crisis, two federal advisory panels take steps that could lead to a ban on Opana, a reformulated opioid billed as crush resistant, making it harder to snort. But instead people are injecting the drug, leading to fatal overdoses and the spread of HIV. And, The New York Times reports that teen drug use is down.

City Sues OxyContin-Maker For Allegedly Allowing Drug To Funnel To Black Market

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In the lawsuit in federal court, Everett, Wash., officials are seeking to hold Purdue Pharma liable for “supplying OxyContin to obviously suspicious pharmacies and physicians and enabling the illegal diversion of OxyContin into the black market.” In other news on nation’s opioid epidemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledges increased funding and resources to fight the growing number of overdoses.

Surge In Fatal Overdoses Overwhelms West Virginia’s Burial Program

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In other news on the nation’s opioid epidemic, a New Hampshire hospital sees benefits after telling surgeons to cut back on prescribing painkillers, dentists in New Jersey also curb the use of opioids and an Ohio coroner works to fight the state’s heroin crisis.

Facebook To Bolster Its Suicide Prevention Tools

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In response to recent episodes in which deeply troubling moments play out in real time, this social media platform hopes to play a role in curbing suicide attempts.