"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."
Psychiatric medications are being overprescribed, but in some cases, these drugs save lives. We need a more nuanced approach to treatment.
With painkillers, Mike Stevens could care for his kids and run his farm; now he can barely dress himself.
About half of severely mentally ill people have a drug problem, and vice versa, but federal policies don't address that.
Increasingly strict drug regulations are creating a new health crisis outside the U.S.
"There is an epidemic of sudden deaths occurring throughout the U.S. military."
The VA killed thousands of vets and fueled the national opioid addiction crisis by recklessly throwing pills at a problem.
Law enforcement officials identified two illicit synthetic opioids that are so strong they can be absorbed through the skin.
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.