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…
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
Bloomberg Philanthropies said over the next three years it will help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs.
By Associated Press
Another drop in U.S. life expectancy is being called a ‘wakeup call’. What’s happening?…
By Laura Santhanam
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a bill that will expand access to certain kinds of opioid treatment. Keith Humphreys, former drug policy advisor during the Obama and Bush administrations, and Gary Mendell, the CEO of an addiction recovery nonprofit,…
By Joshua Barajas and Associated Press
Trump is expected to speak at 2 p.m. EDT today. Watch his remarks here.
The research team behind a new letter published in the Annals of Internal Medicine did not make a conclusion that these prescriptions were inappropriate.
By Lev Facher, STAT
Federal agencies on Thursday announced charges in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called “the largest health care fraud takedown in American history,” an investigation into over $2 billion in alleged fraud by doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.
New drugs can cure up to 95 percent of patients with hepatitis C, a virus that can be debilitating or deadly. And there’s been a 20 percent rise in new infections from 2015 to 2016 due to the opioid epidemic.
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
Federal money is flowing to states to open new methadone clinics through the 21st Century Cures Act, but despite the nation's deepening opioid crisis, the Medicare drug program for the elderly covers methadone only when prescribed for pain.
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