By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
The video is the latest eyebrow-raising piece of evidence in the trial, which has put a spotlight on the federal government's efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly drug crisis.
The nation’s opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency in 2017 and received new funding this past October. But rampant addiction led to some 40,000 overdose deaths in the U.S. last year, and 2019 could see the culmination of…
By Megan Thielking, STAT
A neurobiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York thinks cannabidiol -- one of the two main compounds plucked from the marijuana plant -- might hold the potential to curb cravings for heroin and other opioids.
By Elizabeth Flock
In this Florida county, some believe medication is the only thing that can stop the opioids deaths. Others say a life on medication isn't a life at all.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour, Nick Schifrin
What needs to be done to combat the national opioid crisis? A commission organized by President Trump released its initial recommendations on Monday, saying it was time to declare a national health emergency, among other suggestions. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin…
A new report offers striking revelations about opioid use in the U.S. When insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield analyzed 30 million medical records, it found that roughly 20 percent of patients filled at least one prescription for opioid painkillers…
With the July 4th recess hours away, Republican lawmakers are scrambling to draft a new version of their bill before leaving Washington. Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., about the chances of reaching a compromise on the Senate…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to revive some of the toughest practices of the decades-old "war on drugs," reversing Obama administration policies that aimed to lessen the federal prison population. Hari Sreenivasan talks to…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
With overdose deaths from opioids on the rise across the country, Baltimore has begun training everyday citizens to use a life-saving antidote as one tool to combat the crisis, and the approach is catching on. But while many more states…
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