CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
San Mateo County Takes On Opioid DistributorsThe “Big Three” opioid distributors including McKesson have created a public nuisance by pumping opioid pills into San Mateo County, officials claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
San Francisco To Distribute Opioid Addiction Treatment Directly To Drug UsersSan Francisco’s mayor is introducing a first-of-its-kind plan to bring treatment for drug addiction directly to the streets.
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.
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.
9 Hospitalized Near UCSB After Suffering Overdose SymptomsThe Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says nine Isla Vista residents with drug overdose symptoms were sent to hospitals.
Walgreens Installs Safes To Prevent Prescription Pill RobberiesWalgreens is taking a cue from the banking business to try to keep people from robbing its pharmacies.
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.