Kellyanne Conway is in charge of the White House's efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic.
It would be one thing if opioid-based pain pills simply did nothing for people with chronic pain—but they can be addictive.
Two weeks ago, another federal agency also warned the public about people who died after taking kratom.
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.
The president's proposed budget indicates that the White House will focus on addressing opioids as it plans to devote nearly $13 billion toward the epidemic.
Some people take entire bottles to avoid opioid withdrawal pain.
This comes as overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.
Tramadol is legal in Britain with a proper prescription, but it's a banned substance in Egypt, where it's considered the country's most abused drug.
The opioid abuse crisis shouldn't be an excuse to stop those in chronic pain from being helped.
Drug traffickers are sending a deluge of illicit and prescription drugs across the border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, a sign traffickers aren't intimidated by President Donald Trump's beefed up border security.
When doctors write unnecessary prescriptions to make money, it's called a "diversion scheme," with many of them typically charging cash for "doctor visits" that involve little or no actual physical examination.
Trump's formal announcement will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to take sweeping actions.
The name comes from a word meaning "heroic."
According to the CDC, 91 Americans die from opioid overdoses every day.
West Virginia is a state that has been aggressive in taking advantage of opportunities offered by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act.
"There is no legitimate explanation for numbers on this scale," Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree said in a statement.
What is going to happen when people are prosecuted for manslaughter after calling 911?
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.
The more the administration heats up its paranoid rhetoric, the more Americans feel embattled.