Drugs


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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Enabling Opioid Addiction

State officials anticipate 2020 opioid overdose death totals will exceed those of each of the past three years, including 2017, a year many consider the height of the opioid crisis.

FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Whistleblower: I Was Fired Over Warnings About Hydroxychloroquine

Dr. Rick Bright alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug favored by President Trump.

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Nursing Home Resident’s Daughter: PA Didn’t Protect My Dad From Experimental Drug Study

According to the lawsuit, residents at long-term care facilities are “represent the most fragile in our society and deserve protection, not exploitation.”

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We Might Finally Have an Effective COVID-19 Treatment, But the Economy Is Getting Worse

Word of the drug came as the U.S. government reported that American economic output is shriveling in the biggest and fastest collapse since the Great Depression.

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‘They’re Not Calling 911’: Overdose Deaths Are Spiking in Pennsylvania

Health officials across the state are raising the alarm about an increase in overdose deaths during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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‘Serious Heart Rhythm Problems’: FDA Warns Against Using Drugs Trump Promoted

Two studies released this week found that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine led to more fatalities among coronavirus patients.

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Trump Reportedly Has ‘Financial Interest’ in Drug He Says Fights COVID-19

Ignoring medical experts and scientists, Trump has aggressively promoted hydroxychloroquine, while acknowledging that he isn’t a doctor and instead relies on “common sense.”