Archive: opioid crisis

Many Americans prepared for their July 4th festivities last week. But for thousands of Americans, celebrating was the furthest thing from their minds. Instead, it would be another weekend of coping with opioid addiction.   As COVID-19 finally shows signs of winding down, America’s other pandemic — the opioid crisis — continues to play out in hospitals, rehab centers and courts. In fact, the pandemic made the opioid crisis worse. There were more than 81,000…

Two Ways to Resolve the Opioid Crisis

By Andy Gordon on November 13, 2019

More than 400,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses. But there’s a solution - and two different methods to approach it.

The Deep, Dark Hole of Drug Addiction

By Andy Gordon on November 6, 2019

The opioid crisis has taken thousands of lives. And Andy Gordon has experienced the damage firsthand. But there is hope for a better future.

The Opioid Crisis Cost Us Almost $200 Billion Last Year

By Andy Gordon on October 30, 2019

The opioid crisis has cost American families, employers and the government billions of dollars. And we’re just beginning to see drug companies be held accountable. But there’s a silver lining.
In the news this week: Pennsylvania introduces a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill, the former CFTC chair calls for a digital dollar and Canva’s valuation gets a boost.
The opioid epidemic is a nationwide crisis. But three states that have legalized medical marijuana are seeing a more positive trend.