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Health professionals using a TikTok sound that makes light of opioid addiction isn’t a great look

TikTok’s got a thing for joking about percocet.

On Mar 22, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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TikTok’s ‘perc dance’ trend mocks the opioid epidemic

'Percs aren’t a fun and trendy game.'

On Feb 8, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘This might save a life’: Harm reduction TikTokers are taking to the platform to share information on safer drug use practices

'Harm reduction is just as important as abstinence.'

On May 8, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen

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‘That isn’t how fentanyl works’: Police criticized for ‘copaganda’ video of officer’s accidental overdose

Did this sheriff's department fake an officer overdosing from fentanyl for clout?

On Aug 6, 2021 by Claire Goforth

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‘The Wire’ meets ‘Teen Mom’ in the ‘Last Day’ podcast

'I want to save lives.'

On Sep 23, 2019 by Jeff Umbro

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Trump’s new plan to fight opioid overdose? This tweet

The president has a curious response to China.

On Aug 23, 2019 by David Covucci

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Trump’s opioid council is excelling at doing absolutely nothing

It's not doing well.

On Feb 15, 2018 by Brenden Gallagher

President Donald Trump shared Crystal Champ's story, but conveniently failed to mention much about her.

Wait, what about the homeless mother in Trump’s State of the Union address?

Trump conveniently failed to mention much about her.

On Jan 31, 2018 by Ana Valens

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Trump’s 24-year-old opioid czar leaves administration

Weyeneth was the source of much consternation.

On Jan 25, 2018 by David Covucci

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Melania Trump is solving the opioid crisis with low-rent graphics

Melania's graphic is getting laughed off of Twitter.

On Aug 8, 2017 by David Covucci

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John Oliver’s breakdown of the U.S. opioid epidemic should be required viewing

More than 2.6 million are addicted to opioids in the U.S.

On Oct 24, 2016 by Michelle Jaworski

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The FDA wants an anti-overdose app for heroin and opioid users

The agency is holding a competition for an app that connects drug users to life-saving medications.

On Sep 22, 2016 by [email protected]

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Friday’s White House press briefing turned into a real-life episode of ‘The West Wing’

There were some in-jokes, but there was also a serious message.

On Apr 29, 2016 by Eric Geller