While aggressively marketing OxyContin, the Sackler family also sought to profit off the drug abuse crisis its company helped create by exploring selling drugs used to treat addiction and reverse overdoses, state lawyers contend in previously secret parts of their…
By Alanna Durkin, 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…
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
Gun violence, prolonged mental trauma for children and the ongoing opioid crisis were just a few of the major health stories that captured national attention this year.
By Laura Santhanam
A Kentucky appeals court sided with STAT, upholding a ruling ordering the release of Purdue Pharma records about the marketing of the opioid OxyContin.
By David Armstrong, Andrew Joseph, STAT
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.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.
By Nora D. Volkow, Scientific American
Research continues to provide new insights into the reinforcing effects of nicotine, and we now know that nicotine’s insidiousness as a reinforcer goes beyond its ability to promote smoking.
By Joshua Barajas, Harry Zahn, Erica R. Hendry
The lack of pain diagnoses attached to opioid prescriptions, the alarming new numbers on suicide attempts among trans youth, and other stories we're reading this week.
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