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May 04, 2016
Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death
Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers ...
May 03, 2016
Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic
On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory ...
April 28, 2016
Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?
Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller ...
April 27, 2016
House panel approves bipartisan drug-abuse legislation
The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving ...
April 13, 2016
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures
Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital ...
April 05, 2016
California lawmaker wants to allow supervised heroin use
A lawmaker wants to allow California addicts to use heroin, crack and other drugs at supervised facilities to cut down on ...
March 29, 2016
Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem
The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and should be atop the federal ...
March 29, 2016
Obama to address nation's growing opioid problem
The Obama administration will issue a proposed rule Tuesday that aims to increase medication-based treatment for tens of ...
March 28, 2016
Federal officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases
The nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before ...
March 24, 2016
FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers
Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to develop painkillers that are harder to abuse, the latest in a string ...
March 22, 2016
FDA adds boldest warning to most widely used painkillers
Federal health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to the most widely prescribed painkillers, part of a ...
March 15, 2016
CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing
Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according ...
March 14, 2016
Massachusetts governor chokes up at painkiller bill signing
An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed what he called the most comprehensive law in the nation to combat an opioid ...
March 10, 2016
Senate approves bipartisan bill bolstering anti-drug efforts
The Senate paused Thursday from its nasty partisan clash over the Supreme Court vacancy and easily approved election-year ...
March 01, 2016
New FDA chief cites promise of harder-to-abuse pain drugs
The Food and Drug Administration's new commissioner is pledging to fully back efforts to develop harder-to-abuse painkillers, ...
February 24, 2016
Senate confirms Robert Califf as head of FDA
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration ...
February 22, 2016
Senate clears way for approval of new FDA commissioner
The Senate has cleared the way for approval of President Barack Obama's nominee for commissioner of the Food and Drug ...
February 22, 2016
A mayor wants space where addicts can inject heroin safely
The mayor of Ithaca wants his city in upstate New York to host the nation's first supervised injection facility, enabling ...
February 05, 2016
Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths
A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was ...
January 27, 2016
Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement
In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in ...