The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives.
By Desmond Butler, Erika Kinetz, Associated Press
China said Thursday it is ready to work with the United States in fighting these illicit opioid shipments.
By Associated Press
Speaking in the Oval Office on Wednesday, Trump said the bill is “a significant step forward” in the fight against powerful opioids such as fentanyl. He calls it “our new big scourge.”…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
An ongoing opioid epidemic in the U.S. killed 42,249 people in 2016 and has lowered national life expectancy. Journalist and filmmaker Alex Hogan has lost many of his childhood friends to opioid misuse in Somerville, Massachusetts, and in the new…
By Nsikan Akpan
Russia once used fentanyl as a biological weapon. Now, illicit use of the lethal opioid is hindering therapy.
Dr. Jim Baker dreaded getting that call for years: his son had fatally overdosed from opioids. He had watched Max go through the downward spiral of addiction, then recover and get sober, but a hospitalization for a car crash made…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
The figure is more than six times the most recent estimate. The council said that its estimate is significantly larger because the epidemic has worsened, with overdose deaths doubling in the past decade, and that some previous studies didn’t reflect…
The finding from the largest head-to-head study to date between two leading drugs to treat opioid addiction could dramatically change prescribing habits.
By Max Blau, STAT
A wearable device claiming to block the pain of opioid withdrawal has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration under a new expedited review process.
President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and announced several initiatives to reduce the nation's overdose problem. But critics said these actions don’t go far enough and that more funding is needed. William Brangham reports,…
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