The two counties are suing retail pharmacies for their involvement in the opioid crisis, and Rite-Aid previously settled in August for $1.5 million for one county.
"The proceeds of the scheme were spent on luxury items, including vehicles, yachts and real estate," the DOJ said.
Dr. Adrian Talbot could receive up to 10 years in prison for one charge, and 20 years each for subsequent counts.
At least five other MLB players may provide testimony against the former Angeles staffer indicted for the death of Tyler Skaggs.
Five years after OxyContin's launch, Richard Sackler said in an email that people who were misusing the drug were "the culprits and the problem."
Purdue Pharma proposed its settlement plan to a bankruptcy judge, which involves the company dedicating profits to abating the opioid crisis.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is speaking out regarding deadly drug overdoses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Michael LaPaglia, who was already on parole, is accused of allegedly clearing patients using antibody tests not capable of checking for current infections.
Congress should enact regulations to loosen the grip the pharmaceutical industry has on America's doctors.
Alabama has the nation's highest rate of opioid prescriptions—nearly double the national rate.
The man was allegedly selling fentanyl, one of many opioids connection to over 100 deaths in the U.S. each day.
The COVID-19 pandemic will trigger a "tsunami" of suicides, drug overdoses, domestic violence and depression, experts say.
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers looked at data from all 55 U.S. poison centres.
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.
Scientists studied mice and human tissue in the hope of one day creating a medication to treat IBS.
James "Poppa" Jenkins Jr., of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center for evaluation after he complained of chest pain following his arrest.
The dragnet, nicknamed by officers as "the Devil's Highway" has resulted in the arrest of 38 individuals.
Kentucky's Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon is facing trial after allegedly stealing opioids.
The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, which created the infamous opioid painkiller OxyContin
The rate has quadrupled in recent years, a new government report revealed. Moms may try to hide their use in order to avoid potential punishment, but that also prevents them from seeking help.
Narcan rapidly reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as heroin, methadone, fentanyl and morphine.
Elizabeth Eden was held in hospital for five days after she tested positive for opioids after eating a bagel on the morning of her daughter's birth.