New York Patients Using Opioids May Qualify For Medical Marijuana SoonNew Yorkers with an opioid prescription may soon qualify to join the state's medical marijuana program.
Beyond Death, Opioid Victim Inspires Brother To Spread Awareness Across AmericaFollowing his sister's overdose death, Brett Bramble is walking across the country to educate and lend support to those still struggling.
New Hope In Opioid Crisis? Researchers Believe They Are Close To A Non-Addictive PainkillerThe team said it wanted to make a drug that is a total replacement for the opioids currently on the market.
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.
Doggie Narcan Helps Save K-9s On The Front Lines Of The Opioid CrisisPolice officers are being trained to treat overdoses in dogs with the same drug used on humans – naloxone, or Narcan.
De Blasio Backs Plan To Open Supervised Injection SitesDozens of supervised injection sites have opened in Canada, Europe and elsewhere in the past decade, but there are currently none in the U.S.
New Campaign Targets College Athletes Who Are Vulnerable To Opioid AddictionsThe bipartisan effort in Congress is meant to improve tracking and reporting of the problem from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Authorities: Mexican 'Drug Kingpin' Nabbed In Huge NYC Fentanyl BustAn alleged drug trafficker was accused on Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful opioid have skyrocketed.
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.
Librarians Learn How To Save Those Overdosing On OpioidsThe library, of all places, is fast becoming a place to save lives. Librarians and other staff members are being trained on how to revive someone who’s overdosing.
Trump Announces Tariffs On Steel & Aluminum; Attends Opioid Summit With SessionsThe president said the United States will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum to shore up the struggling industries. But he did not provide any details on the controversial plan – for example, whether certain countries might be exempt.
Proposed Bill Would Require Teaching Children About OpioidsA new bill being considered by the City Council would require schools to warn young students about the dangers of opioids.