Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
More White Americans Are Getting Addicted To Opioid PainkillersMore white Americans are getting addicted to powerful opioid painkillers. And here's a potential reason why.
Chaka Khan & Sister Enter Rehab Over Prescription DrugsThe sisters have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Khan says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help...
West Virginia Is Suing McKesson Corporation For Incentivizing Opioid SalesWest Virginia sues McKesson Corporation, alleging the company is distributing painkillers irresponsibly and incentivizing opioid sales.
Salinas Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Writing Illegal Painkiller PrescriptionsA pain management doctor was arrested Tuesday for alleged fraud by prescribing incorrect and potentially deadly medication to his patients.
Prince's Addiction Triggered Desperate Call To Mill Valley DoctorPrince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a Mill Valley doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday.
Drug Users Getting Paid To Try New Formulations In Effort To Reduce Painkiller AbuseThe rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S. is leading to research which involves paying recreational drug users to try new formulations, in the hope of reducing the abuse and addiction to painkillers.
San Francisco Police Now Carrying Drug To Reverse Opioid OverdosesSan Francisco police officers will now have a way to save people from drug overdoses.
States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other DrugsA new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.
NFL Pain-Killer Culture: John Madden Says Broadcast Announcer Gets Shots, TooHall of Fame coach John Madden offered an anecdote Wednesday of the NFL drug culture extending up to the announcing booth.
Bay Area Mom One Of Many Concerned About New Powerful Painkiller The new painkiller, which is a pure version of the drug that’s in Vicodin, could hit the market next year.
'Grey's Anatomy' Star Eric Dane Enters RehabSan Francisco born, Eric Dane recently entered a rehab facility to get treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers but is expected to go back to work soon...