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September 21, 2017
FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction ...
September 19, 2017
Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain medications and ...
August 16, 2017
Colorful portraits show faces of New Hampshire drug crisis
At the New Hampshire State Library's latest art exhibit, the bright smiles and bold colors of the canvases belied the broken ...
August 09, 2017
New Hampshire is latest state to sue OxyContin manufacturer
The attorney general's office sued Purdue Pharma on Tuesday, alleging that the drug manufacturer has continued its deceptive ...
July 26, 2017
FDA panel: Not enough data to OK "abuse-deterrent" opioid
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted against approving a new opioid painkiller with a unique feature for ...
July 19, 2017
Democrats urge swifter action from Trump on opioid addiction
President Donald Trump's drug commission is drawing new criticism after it missed a second self-imposed deadline.
June 21, 2017
Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday filed suit against three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their ...
June 19, 2017
Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication
Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health ...
June 15, 2017
Overcoming Opioids: Easing an epidemic 1 doctor at a time
Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It's hard to stop prescribing them. Melissa Jones is on a mission to break ...
June 06, 2017
Wrongful death lawsuit from ex-NHL player's parents tossed
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by former NHL player Derek Boogard's parents, who blamed ...
June 01, 2017
Ohio's lieutenant governor reveals sons' opioid addictions
Ohio's lieutenant governor revealed Thursday that her two sons have struggled with opioid addiction, adding her family to the ...
June 01, 2017
Painful words: How a 1980 letter fueled the opioid epidemic
Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out ...
May 28, 2017
Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016
A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state ...
May 24, 2017
2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose
Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same ...
May 22, 2017
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse
Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid ...
May 02, 2017
Science Says: Why are opioids so addictive?
Pleasure. Craving. Withdrawal. When opioids act on the brain, they trigger the same processes that give people feelings of ...
May 02, 2017
Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort
A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency ...
April 30, 2017
Utah launches campaign to fight opioid abuse, overdoses
Utah pharmacists will start putting red stickers on bottles of opioids that warn patients about the risk of overdose and ...
April 25, 2017
Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean
When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already ...
April 18, 2017
Documents highlight Prince's struggle with opioid addiction
Before his death, Prince abused opioid pain pills, suffered withdrawal symptoms and received at least one opioid prescription ...