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I Channeled the Trauma of Relapsing During COVID Into Building a New Life for Me and My Family

Like other people with substance use disorders, the pandemic has tested me. On the other side of my relapse, however, I found an identity I’d been looking for.

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Decriminalization Is the Answer to the Devastation the War on Drugs Had on Families

Incarcerating people for drug misuse doesn’t prevent overdoses or deaths, but it does keep families apart and people with substance use disorder from getting treatment.

Two partially used syringes and needles are seen as Rocky Meadows, left, former addict and founder of Lifehouse treatment and recovery center, walks with two former addicts along rail tracks where addicts use drugs on October 2, 2019 in Huntington, WV. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Trump Insulted Biden’s Son for Drug Addiction, But Overdose Deaths Have Increased During His Presidency.

Deaths from drug overdoses increased in more than two-thirds of states last year. And the coronavirus pandemic could make it worse.

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he participates in a tour of Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Morrisville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump Just Won’t Stop Pushing Unproven COVID-19 Treatment

President Donald Trump is back to spreading misinformation about how to combat the coronavirus and the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

FILE - This is an April 30, 2020, file photo showing Gilead Sciences headquarters in Foster City, Calif. The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday, June 29 for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 for patients with private insurance. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
They Got Public Funding to Develop a Coronavirus Treatment. Now They Want to Charge $2,340.

A consumer group called it “an outrage” because of the amount taxpayers invested toward the drug's development.

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FDA Slams the Door Shut on Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced it was revoking emergency authorization of two malaria drugs touted by President Trump as a possible “‘game changer”’ in the fight against COVID-19.

In this screen grab from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, a volunteer is injected with either an experimental COVID-19 vaccine or a comparison shot as part of the first human trials in the U.K. to test a potential vaccine, led by Oxford University in England on April 25, 2020. About 100 research groups around the world are pursuing vaccines against the coronavirus, with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start. (University of Oxford via AP; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Michigan Manufacturer Enters Race For A Cure

Here’s how the Kalamazoo facility is showcasing progress and leadership in combating the coronavirus pandemic.