More than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. have been connected to opioid prescription drugs and illegal opioids since 2000.
The West Virginia city of Huntington and surrounding Cabell County sued the nation's three largest opioid distributors after more than 700 people died over five years in a county with a population of less than 100,000.
"We are seeing a worrying increase in harmful exposures to gabapentin and baclofen in U.S. adults over recent years," an expert told Newsweek.
In an appearance on CNN, the Republican congressman stressed that marijuana legalization has a generational divide, rather than a partisan one.
People largely do not become addicted to opioids after visits to the emergency room for car crashes, falls and other types of acute injuries that might warrant prescription painkillers, a new study shows.
Franklin County in Ohio is planning on offering first-of-its kind panic buttons early next year to ease overdose deaths and offer help for sex workers who may encounter drug overdoses or violence.
At least two dozen universities received donations from the Sacklers over the last five years, totaling more than $60 million.
"This opioid crisis, this public health crisis we're in, it is a manmade crisis," an attorney for the state said on Tuesday.
"This study is incredibly important, as it shows us that there are drugs available to treat the opioid crisis," an expert told Newsweek.
The senator says she wants "an America where when people like the Sacklers destroy millions of lives to make money, they don't get museum wings named after them, they go to jail."
The research comes amid a "psychedelic renaissance," in which scientists have investigated whether psychoactive drugs such as MDMA and LSD could be used to treat mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.
The Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, has settled a case brought by Oklahoma for $270 million but is facing 1,600 lawsuits and criticism from public figures like Sanders.
We can begin to curb both of them if we give inmates the medical care and support programs that they need.
Opioid deaths have risen to 1 in 96, a figure now higher than the 1 in 103 probability of dying in a car crash.
The Justice Department–funded program will treat about 100 people over three years.
Justin Stevens, 24, threatened to kill his own grandmother if she didn't pay up.
Patients could be 2.7 times more likely to continue using weeks or months later.
Single white men with a previous history of mental health disorders are the likeliest to die from drug overdoses, particularly those involving heroin, the report said.
Scientists tested mussel tissue to gain an understanding of water pollutants in the Puget Sound.
Rudy Giuliani has tried to "negotiate an end" to a Justice Department probe before.
The last Surgeon General advisory was issued in 2005 and involved warning expecting mothers about the dangers of alcohol.