The raw numbers are jarring: 3,500 people in Pennsylvania died as a result of overdoses in 2015. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related deaths increased 20 percent in the commonwealth from 2014 to 2015. Drug overdoses are the No. 1 form of accidental death in the state. http://lancasteronline.com/opinion/editorials/politics-need-to-be-set-aside-to-fight-pennsylvania-s/article_296e01d4-f47e-11e6-8c11-b34d58733242.html
Drug epidemic — Hydrocodone reclassification a necessity
The participants represented the bulk of the Republicans’ 54-member senatorial majority, vesting their petulant, condescending stunt with the coloration of an institutional foreign policy statement. They are an embarrassment to the Senate and to the nation.
Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-census-brookings-edit-0107-20150106-story.html
Takata non grata In May 2009, days after graduating from high school in Oklahoma, Ashley Parham got into a fender bender. Her 2001 Honda Accord tapped another vehicle and … boom: The driver-side air bag exploded, shooting metal shrapnel into Parham's neck. When police arrived, according to Reuters,... http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-airbags-takata-edit-20141204-story.html