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Tue., Jul. 16, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

76 billion opioids: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic

Newly released data show that drug companies shipped billions of doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone across the United States as the nation's drug epidemic skyrocketed. The data, which comes from a DEA database, reveals that companies distributed 8.4 billion doses of the opioids in 2006 and 12.6 billion in 2012, for a total of about 766 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone doses during the 7-year period.

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Wed., Jun. 12, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

New Resource on Parkinson's Provides a Comprehensive Look at the Human and Economic Burden of the Disease

The Alliance for Aging Research released The Silver Book®—: Parkinson's Disease factsheet at a Capitol Hill briefing with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The new resource highlights leading statistics about the disease that affects close to one million Americans, including data on the toll of the disease and the value of innovation and public policy solutions in reducing its impact.