The Opioid Files

Drug firms’ emails reveal indifference to opioid crisis

A court filing unsealed in a landmark case contends the drug industry failed to control the diversion of opioids into the black market.
Mingo County, W. Va.
38,269,630 pain pills supplied from 2006-2012
203 pills per person per year

New opioid data spurs widespread condemnation

Democratic presidential candidates were among those calling for action after The Post published a massive database tracking the distribution of opioids in the United States.
As is often the case, President Trump acted alone last Sunday when he fired off a trio of racist tweets — impulsively following his gut to the dark side of American politics, and now the country would have to pick up the pieces.

What do ‘Lock her up’ and ‘Send her back’ have in common? It’s pretty obvious.

In the Trump vernacular, any woman could become one who should be locked up or sent back.

Two GOP senators want antifascists to be labeled ‘domestic terrorists’

Sens. Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz have introduced a nonbinding resolution against the collection of groups, networks and individuals who support aggressive opposition to activists on the far right.

House Democrats hope Mueller gives credence to their claim of an unlawful Trump

Feeling the pressure, lawmakers on the panels have been practicing for Wednesday’s much-anticipated testimony from the former special counsel in the Russia investigation.
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