The House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent letters to three top drug distributors requesting more information.
“It’s appalling that some companies deliberately misled patients and doctors, helping to fuel the epidemic we have today," Senator Claire McCaskill told Newsweek.
“It means nothing if it has no funding to push it forward,” Kennedy said.
Republicans are arguing that Medicaid expansion led to the opioid epidemic even though it began years before the expansion did.
“This is not just an opioid use crisis of historic proportions...There is a more general drug misuse 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.
Psychiatric medications are being overprescribed, but in some cases, these drugs save lives. We need a more nuanced approach to treatment.
With painkillers, Mike Stevens could care for his kids and run his farm; now he can barely dress himself.
About half of severely mentally ill people have a drug problem, and vice versa, but federal policies don’t address that.
Increasingly strict drug regulations are creating a new health crisis outside the U.S.
"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military.”
Law enforcement officials identified two illicit synthetic opioids that are so strong they can be absorbed through the skin.
The state believes drug companies misled consumers about the risks and benefits of their painkillers.
The GOP’s latest plan to kill Obamacare could hurt the fight against opioid addiction just as it shows signs of progress.
Among white users, prescription opioids seem to be a gateway drug to heroin.
West Virginia has the nation's highest rate of opioid overdoses, according to the CDC.
The report also confirms that white, middle-aged adults are being hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.
140 people die every day as a result of drug overdoses, says Michael Botticelli.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a “black box warning” on nearly 400 drugs, the strongest alert it can issue.
The drugs stemming from the opium poppy have sparked wars, been used as a painkiller the world over and currently a prescription abuse epidemic in the U.S.