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.
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.