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June 27, 2016
Getting overdose antidote with painkillers may cut ER visits
Overdoses don't happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the ...
June 09, 2016
State probes whether drugmaker downplays addiction risk
The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is targeting the maker of Oxycontin, a top selling prescription painkiller, with ...
May 26, 2016
FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and ...
May 20, 2016
States ban kratom supplement over abuse worries
A little-known plant-based substance often sold as an herbal supplement to address chronic pain is raising alarm bells in ...
May 14, 2016
Obama, Macklemore make pitch for better opioid treatment
President Barack Obama joined forces with the rap artist Macklemore to improve efforts to reach out to those addicted to ...
May 12, 2016
House OKs bipartisan drug abuse bills, but Dems want money
The House has approved a mountain of bills addressing the nation's opioid abuse crisis, fueled by lawmakers' bipartisan ...
May 05, 2016
Questions arise about California doctor's response to Prince
Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince's home with a drug often used to treat people addicted ...
May 05, 2016
The Latest: Doctor called to help Prince is pain specialist
The Latest on Dr. Howard Kornfeld, an addiction and pain specialist, who was asked to help Prince before his death (all times ...
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 ...