Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
California Counties Sue Drug Companies Over Nation's Opioid EpidemicCalifornia counties filed lawsuits in federal court alleging racketeering and fraud by the companies led to the nation's opioid epidemic.
Walmart Tightens Its Opioid Prescription PoliciesWalmart is making its opioid policy more strict, limiting the duration of such prescriptions and requiring that they be filled electronically.
Zuckerberg Takes Heat Over Illegal Opioid Sales On FacebookMark Zuckerberg took heat from members of Congress Wednesday over illegal opioid sales on Facebook.
California Lawmakers Advance Measures To Curb Opioid CrisisCalifornia lawmakers have advanced 10 opioid-related bills in an effort to curb drug addiction in the state.
Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies Find Experts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'Get Tough' On Drug PushersUnveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.
ER Visits For Opioid Overdose Up 30%, CDC Study FindsThe report found that emergency department visits due to suspected opioid overdoses continued to climb -- about 30% -- from July 2016 to September 2017 across the country.
Trump Declares Emergency Over Opioids; No New Money AllocatedPresident Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency.
Trump Raises Possibility Of Withdrawing Drug Czar NomineePresident Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.
Senator Urges Action After Explosive '60 Minutes' Opioid Report Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, is calling for action to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic in response to a joint investigation by "60 Minutes" and The Washington Post that said Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).