Tag Archives: Opioid

Tearful father of Oklahoma football star who overdosed testifies at landmark opioid trial

Austin Box, a football star at the University of Oklahoma, died of an opioid overdose at the age of 22 in 2011. Now his father hopes to use his death to provide context to a historic trial in Norman that will test whether a state can make a pharmaceutical company pay for the opioid epidemic… Read More »

Viewpoints: Flawed Solutions To Opioid Crisis Are Hurting Thousands Truly In Pain; Industry Needs To Stem Teen Use Of E-Cigs

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. The New York Times: Opioid Overreaction Some Americans suffering from chronic pain have recently lost access to medicines that helped them live normal lives. Other patients have had to turn to invasive and dangerous treatments, like spinal injections. “Consequently, patients have endured not only unnecessary suffering,… Read More »