A woman was arrested with 2 kilograms of fentanyl in her car, her 4-year-old daughter also in the vehicle. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid and prescription, is being distributed across the country and sold on the illegal drug market.
Officers first feared their colleague had been exposed to the synthetic opioid Fentanyl, which can be fatal in small doses.
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.
Representative Bob Latta and Annie Kuster explain the causes and possible solutions ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S. that has grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Justice Department filed the civil suit against the retailer, which operates one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains.
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Opioid overdoses have increased 53 percent in South Carolina since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
The man was allegedly selling fentanyl, one of many opioids connection to over 100 deaths in the U.S. each day.
There's more than one battle to be won in the fight for safer, healthier America.
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chris Taylor, a city councilman in Safford, was revived by paramedics after his wife found him unresponsive at home.
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The world's first biometric opioid vending machine was recently launched in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an attempt to reduce overdose deaths.
Due in part to these deaths, the United States is the only wealthy nation in modern times to exhibit a decline in average life expectancy.
Accidental overdoses continue to claim tens of thousands of lives each year, but doctors who prescribe medication for opioid use disorders are very hard to track down.
The statement was in response to a participant concerned about "forced tapering," the premature or otherwise aggressive removal of opioid patients from their medications.
A Rhode Island police dog is back on the beat after surviving an accidental fentanyl exposure during a drug bust.
Researchers looked at data on over 1.5 billion individual opioid prescriptions between 2011 and 2018.
He said his presidency would be careful not to be "overzealous" in regulating opioid prescriptions "in a way that hurts people who actually need medication."
Lahren called out the students for disrespecting the first lady at the opioid awareness event, but Twitter users were quick to criticize the Fox host for what they saw as hypocrisy.
Heather Alfonso's patients largely did not have cancer, the condition for which the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A federal guideline on removing patients from their opioid prescriptions was recently tempered, but not before physicians and hospital networks began aggressively removing people from their medication or sending them away entirely.
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 these drugs, public health experts warn
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.