Sen. Wiener Reintroduces Bill Pushing For Safe Injection SitesState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, announced Monday he's reintroducing state legislation that would allow San Francisco to implement safe injection sites--after a similar bill was vetoed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown.
San Francisco Safe Injection Site Bill Reintroduced In LegislatureFollowing a veto by former Gov. Jerry Brown last year, a measure that would allow safe injection sites in San Francisco has been reintroduced in the state legislature.
San Francisco Sues Drug Makers, Distributors Over Role In Opioid EpidemicSan Francisco's city attorney sued an array of prescription drug makers and distributors Tuesday, accusing them of fraudulent practices and creation of a public nuisance in contributing to the opioid epidemic.
Unethical Drug Rehab 'Body Brokering' Leads To Tragic DeathIt has been dubbed "the Florida Shuffle." Drug addicts from across the country get lured to the sunshine state for decades with the promise of treatment, only to be traded from one unscrupulous drug rehab to another.
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).