"Catching the dealers and the pushers, I’d like to take them out back and waterboard them," Jack Newbrough said.
Our government is now dictating what constitutes acceptable prescribing of controlled substances, and patients who need potent pain medications are suffering.
The first lady's platform for children will tackle nutrition, drug and opioid abuse, her spokeswoman said.
Fatal overdoses have increased in Arkansas by roughly 300 percent over the last 18 years, in that same period, opioid sales quadrupled. The state has the second highest opioid prescribing rate in the country, behind Alabama. More prescriptions are filed in Arkansas each year than there are people.
Kellyanne Conway is in charge of the White House's efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic.
Miami-Dade County became the latest in a slew of counties and cities seeking litigation against the pharmaceutical industry for its alleged role in the opioid crisis.
The president is considering how to tackle the problem.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent letters to three top drug distributors requesting more information.
The budget President Donald Trump is set to release on Monday is expected to slash the drug office’s funding.
“It means nothing if it has no funding to push it forward,” Kennedy said.
This comes as overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.
“There is no reason why addressing this crisis should come at the expense of our Second Amendment rights,” Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Wagner said.
"We’ve never had a problem with drugs like we do," said Trump, "it’s never been like it is."
Tramadol is legal in Britain with a proper prescription, but it’s a banned substance in Egypt, where it’s considered the country’s most abused drug.
In a Dec. 12 resignation letter to Governor Eric Holcomb's office, Mary Beth Bonaventura said "lives will be lost and families ruined."
“This is not just an opioid use crisis of historic proportions...There is a more general drug misuse crisis.”
Investigators are closing in on Big Pharma, claiming that shady tactics fueled the opioid crisis.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hesitant to admit its role in the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who died as a result of drugs he was prescribed at a VA hospital.
Doctors are much more likely to prescribe opioid medication to white patients than their black and Latino counterparts.
Trump's formal announcement will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to take sweeping actions.
Psychiatric medications are being overprescribed, but in some cases, these drugs save lives. We need a more nuanced approach to treatment.