Over the past two decades, hundreds of thousands of Americans have died during a national opioid addiction crisis. As the drug manufacturers face a possible legal reckoning from multiple lawsuits, a newly uncovered database sheds more light on the scope…
The measure is modeled after a Miami-based program which also provides HIV screening, access to social services, the opioid-overdose antidote Narcan and other medical supplies.
By Associated Press
The Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate released her new plan Wednesday ahead of a campaign trip to Ohio and West Virginia, where she'll visit a town that sued drug companies.
By Elana Schor, Associated Press
Amid the ongoing opioid epidemic, drug manufacturers, doctors and pharmacists have all come under fire. But it's a drug distributor, a company called RDC, at the center of a new federal criminal case that equates its business operations with illegal…
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
It's what federal authorities are calling the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers, which includes 31 doctors charged for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.
By Laura Santhanam
Here's a breakdown of how significant the $270 million settlement is in the context of the nation's continued struggle with opioids, overdoses and need for harm reduction and treatment.
By Laura Santhanam
Of all physicians, primary care doctors most frequently doled out first-time opioid prescriptions, suggested a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
An estimated 400,000 Americans have died as a result of opioid use. But grieving families say the national response to the health crisis is inadequate. In her coverage of the epidemic, Associated Press reporter Claire Galofaro profiled Cheryl Juaire, who…
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
Details were made public in a case brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that accuses Purdue Pharma, its executives and members of the Sackler family of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of opioids and pushing prescribers to…
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