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.
As dementia affects a person's ability to communicate, managing pain can be particularly difficult.
This is a crisis—but we won't find the remedy in more punitive measures that take us back to the war on drugs.
Using crypto-currency and an underground network of nearly-untraceable websites, people get what they need.
President Donald Trump signed a proclamation announcing May 7 as "Be Best" day.
"I remember when [Trump] was running for president, he talked about how beautiful New Hampshire was and how the drug problem here didn't make sense, and I agreed," said Rachel Behrens, who lives in the Manchester area and lost her 19-year-old son to a Fentanyl overdose last year. "At that time my son was alive, and now he isn't. It's way too late."
Miami-Dade County became the latest in a slew of counties and cities seeking litigation against the pharmaceutical industry for its alleged role in the opioid crisis.
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.
"It means nothing if it has no funding to push it forward," Kennedy said.
Republicans are arguing that Medicaid expansion led to the opioid epidemic even though it began years before the expansion did.
"Fentanyl is not a choice. It's a contamination crisis."
Kratom poisonings are escalating and regulators are concerned.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hesitant to admit its role in the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who died as a result of drugs he was prescribed at a VA hospital.
"I think people are mainly oblivious."