Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Opioid report reverberates across Washington
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, says he's horrified that a bill everyone approved made the epidemic worse
Senator introduces repeal of 2016 law after "60 Minutes" opioid report
Sen. Joe Manchin said he was "horrified" by the findings and insists, "This is not a partisan issue"
1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV
The sexually transmitted virus can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat
The opioid epidemic in 6 charts
An expert breaks down trends behind the deadly surge in abuse of opioid painkillers, heroin and fentanyl
When does your child need to go to the ER?
A new survey finds many parents aren't sure how to handle common medical crises
New mom lost 4 limbs to flesh-eating bacteria
Lindsey Hubley is suing the hospital, alleging doctors were negligent during the birth of her son and postoperative care
County sues drug companies over opioid epidemic
Suit claims drug companies played a role in the skyrocketing number of opioid overdoses
Has Congress fueled America's opioid crisis?
A "60 Minutes"-Washington Post joint investigation exposes how a law may have allowed the opioid epidemic to worsen
Doctor's research could buy time for snakebite victims
The therapy, injected into a snakebite​ victim in the field, could buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments
Martin Shkreli pens letter from prison, claims medical "breakthrough"
"P.S. Donald Trump is your president too," Shkreli told CBS News
Washington Post's Lenny Bernstein on how Congress may have made opioid crisis worse
A "60 Minutes" - Washington Post investigation found that, at the height of the opioid crisis, Congress passed a law that may have allowed the epidemic to worsen. The bill, introduced in 2015, was promoted as a way to ensure patients had access to the medication they needed. But a former DEA official said the law made it hard to stop distributors from sending prescription drugs to "bad pharmacies and doctor's offices." The Washington Post's health and medicine reporter Lenny Bernstein, who co-authored his paper's report, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington.
DEA responds to explosive "60 Minutes" report about opioid crisis
DEA says drug epidemic is a top priority but its efforts may have been undermined by the so-called "revolving door" culture in Washington
Attorneys demand answers from opioid manufacturers
Forty-one attorneys are demanding information and documents from prescription opioid manufacturers or distributors. The Pennsylvania attorney general is part of that investigation. He says 13 people die every day in his state from drug addiction. CBS News correspondent Demarco Morgan reports.
DEA says it will continue to "combat" opioid crisis
A justice department memo shows 65 doctors, pharmacies and drug companies received suspension orders in 2011, before the new opioid law went into place. The DEA has issued no suspension orders against a distributor for nearly two years. The agency says in a statement it will continue to "use all the tools at our disposal to combat this epidemic." CBS News correspondent Paula Reid reports.
Did the drug industry fuel America's opioid epidemic?
An investigation found the drug industry contributed at least $1.5 million to 23 lawmakers who co-sponored the bill, weakening enforcement laws at the height of the opioid epidemic. Congressman Tom Marino, the chief advocate for that bill, is now President Trump's nominee to be federal drug czar. CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes is on Capitol Hill with more information about the bill and its key sponsors.
Is Congress complicit in the opioid crisis?
Lawmakers face tough questions over an explosive "60 Minutes" report, finding Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration during the height of the opioid crisis. The investigation with the Washington Post highlights the impact of a new law, sponsored by Republicans and approved by Democrats.
2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation
Surgeons at a Georgia hospital won't perform procedure because child's father, who is a 110 percent match, served time in prison
Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
Golden State experiencing largest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. transmitted from person to person since vaccine became available in 1996
Does the world really need "diet" avocados?
A Spanish company just announced a low-fat version of the fruit, but some experts question if it's really necessary
Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report finds
The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers​, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens of poor countries, according to new research
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