Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a new bill into state law Friday prohibiting the sale of over-the-counter cough suppressants to minors unless they have a prescription.
The drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl, according to the DEA.
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.
Trump has repeatedly called on China to do more to stem the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., where it is helping drive the opioid crisis.
But federal policies to slow the opioid crisis could be supporting the market demand for fentanyl in the first place, according to public health experts.
Figuring out the best response has been a challenge for authorities, amid a resurgence in meth throughout the nation.
Earlier this week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made quick work of destroying more than 16,000 pounds of drugs collected on its National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, according to reporting by NJTV News.
Dr. George Blatti was charged Wednesday with 54 counts related to his alleged selling of prescriptions for powerful drugs out of his makeshift office at a former Radio Shack and his car stationed at parking lots including a Dunkin' Donuts location in Long Island, New York.
More than 40 pounds of the opioid were discovered in the house in Dayton.
Vice President Pence said congressional Democrats abandoned reforms on gun control, health care and opioid abuse in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump.
Plaintiffs who lost sons to overdoses and jobs to substance use disorders are joining the nationwide fight for compensation through Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case.
For about every study that demonstrates marijuana and cannabidiol can provide relief to certain types of pain patients, there's another that shows these drugs perform even worse than placebos.
In at least five states last year, fraudulent treatment groups billed insurance companies for hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of non-existent treatment.
"The pharmaceutical industry is being scapegoated for something where there's plenty of blame to go around," says Northeastern University's Leo Beletsky.
In nearly a dozen cases reviewed by Newsweek, drug firms that flooded the U.S. with deadly painkillers over the years have clauses in their settlements that absolve them from saying they did anything wrong.
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.
Restrictions on prescription opioid prescriptions seem to be sending users toward more dangerous, illicitly made drugs.
The Society of Actuaries released a report Tuesday examining the economic impact of non-medical opioid usage in the United States, which concludes that from 2015 to 2018 $631 billion was spent dealing with the crisis, with more to come.
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In a scathing 77-page report, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said the DEA was "slow to respond" to the opioid crisis in a number of ways.
The Appalachian Region Prescription Opioid strike force filed federal charges against 13 people, including 11 doctors, in connection with the opioid crisis in the Appalachian region.
We should follow the example of Dayton, Ohio, and help, not handcuff addicts—even as we vigorously prosecute dealers and dodgy doctors.
Opioid deaths have risen to 1 in 96, a figure now higher than the 1 in 103 probability of dying in a car crash.
According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, West Virginia lost about 0.5 percent of its population between July 2017 and July 2018. The United States, meanwhile, gained about the same percentage of people overall.
It is 50 times more potent than pure heroin and 80 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
Prison staff are thought to have been exposed to synthetic drugs.