painkillers

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.
VICE Staff
1.30.19
Parental Advisory

Why Are Women Still Refusing Painkillers During Childbirth?

An increasing number of American women are choosing to have their babies delivered with fewer interventions.
Natasha Preskey
1.3.19
addiction

The People Who Build Our Towns Are Dying of Overdoses More Than Anyone Else

Recent analyses show that people in the construction industry are six times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than other workers.
Jason Silverstein
11.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The White House Is Hosting a Tasteless Opioid Crisis Memorial

On today's episode, Maia Szalavitz discusses 'Prescribed to Death,' a controversial memorial meant to commemorate those who've died from painkiller overdoses.
VICE Staff
4.4.18
PROFILES

The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon Is Just Getting Comfortable

The emotive songwriter talks about how he expanded towards new horizons on his recent and second solo album, 'Sleepwalkers.'
Lauren O'Neill
3.27.18
High Wire

Going After Weed in the Middle of a Deadly Opioid Crisis Is Insane

Jeff Sessions just unleashed federal prosecutors despite a massive amount of evidence that weed is associated with fewer fatal overdoses.
Maia Szalavitz
1.9.18
High Wire

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Solutions to this deadly disaster are clear, and America needs a new coalition to address it—maybe even one that includes Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway.
Maia Szalavitz
12.4.17
united states of addiction

Opioid Overdose Deaths Fell After Colorado Legalized Weed

It could be just a coincidence, but more research is definitely needed.
Jesse Hicks
10.17.17
High Wire

What Trump's National Opioid Emergency Should Look Like

The president should strip away the red tape preventing people from getting methadone or buprenorphine, which are proven to reduce opioid overdose.
Maia Szalavitz
8.14.17
High Wire

No, High Workers Aren't What's Wrong with America's Economy

Bosses keep complaining that they can't find middle-class workers with clean urine—as if that's a real reason why inequality is so high in this country.
Maia Szalavitz
8.10.17
united states of addiction

3,500 People Go to the Hospital Every Day Because of Opioids

And women and young people are seeing some of the biggest increases.
Amber Brenza
6.21.17
united states of addiction

Prescribed Painkillers Didn’t Cause the Opioid Crisis

People who need pain meds aren't usually the ones who get addicted.
Maia Szalavitz
6.20.17
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