Drugmakers, doctors and regulators have been blamed by many for America’s opioid crisis. But judges are also culpable, a Reuters investigation found.      Numerous judges who have—and are—adjudicating cases against Purdue Pharma have allowed damning evidence against the…

Over 70 public health and medical groups teamed up to call climate change a health emergency and push for a shift away from fossil fuels, NBC reports.  

Buprenorphine can be lifesaving for people with substance use issues—but only if they can get it.In a new Annals of Internal Medicine study, researchers posing as heroin users called 546 prescribers in states with the highest overdose death rates.

Some 60 million children don’t have enough to eat in Africa, with unacceptable and rising levels of hunger standing in sharp contrast to the continent’s economic gains, warns a report from the Addis-Ababa based Africa Child Policy Forum.  

In San Francisco, a hub of homelessness in the US, researchers have observed firsthand how living on the streets can accelerate aging. With an average age of 57, homeless study participants suffered strokes, falls and incontinence at rates more typical of people in their…

Abby Goudnough tells the story of how cheaper-to-produce, deadlier fentanyl is edging out heroin in cities dotting the US Eastern Seaboard—putting people at greater risk of overdose.   The Quote: “The diminishing supply should be a victory for public health and law…

Laurie Garrett has some advice for everyone working in public health and global health: “Never let your guard down.”

Coca-Cola had the power to bury research it funded under an agreement with public universities in the US and Canada, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the Journal of Public Health Policy. The findings give credence to concerns the food industry is…

The pressure to excel in school affects students around the world—but for a new generation of ambitious girls in India the pressure is particularly acute. Good grades are “like hard currency for someone who’s poor,” said Safeena Husain. At the Skoll World Forum, the Educate…

What’s a better use of development funds: services—or cash? As India considers a universal basic income, a survey in rural Bihar found an overwhelming preference for investment in services like public health and infrastructure. Just 13% of respondents preferred cash to…