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July 13, 2016
In rare show of unity, governors vow to fight opioid crisis
Nearly every U.S. governor pledged Wednesday to combat the opioid crisis that is leaving a trail of overdose deaths and ...
July 10, 2016
Chaka Khan and sister enter rehab over prescription drugs
Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and ...
July 06, 2016
Pfizer agrees to note addiction risks in opioid marketing
The city of Chicago and Pfizer announced an agreement Wednesday committing the drugmaker to disclosing the serious risks of ...
July 06, 2016
US to raise cap for docs prescribing opioid addiction drug
The Obama administration is increasing the number of patients whom doctors can treat for opioid addiction with a medication ...
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 ...