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How Congress helped drug company lobbyists derail the DEA’s war on opioids

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 9:13 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 9:41 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the

Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As it slowly acknowledges the depths of the opioid epidemic, Congress is failing to recognize that medical marijuana may be a

The devastating American opioid crisis… of 1908

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 11:39 am • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 11:44 am By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post The president, a swaggering populist from New York, was worried that a national crisis of opiate addiction was weakening America and