OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy Days After Opioid Deal With NY, Other StatesAccording to the drugmaker, the Chapter 11 bankruptcy settlement is worth $10 billion and will go towards addressing the opioid crisis.
Experts Warn On Deadly Addiction Risks Of Opioids Given After Wisdom Teeth RemovalThere's a new warning out about painkiller addiction and how it can start after a common surgery.
Johnson & Johnson At Center Of Landmark Trial Against Drug Makers Tied To Opioid CrisisOpening statements were made Tuesday in a landmark trial that could determine whether states can hold drug makers responsible for the opioid crisis.
New York To Sue Family Behind OxyContin Production, MarketingThe state's attorney general filed the nation's most extensive lawsuit against drug makers for allegedly creating the opioid epidemic.
Merger Of New Jersey Care Groups Seen As Boon For Mental Health ServicesOne of the oldest and largest behavioral health systems is joining with one of the largest hospital systems in New Jersey.
Health Roundup: Opioid Crisis Update, When To Start Kids In School, Healing Heat Of SaunasDr. Max Gomez, highlights top medical trends making headlines this week.
Suffolk County Unveils Treatment-Based CARE Justice Program In Its War Against OpioidsIt is being hailed as a bold and innovate approach to the opioid epidemic -- a new form of justice for low-level drug offenders in Suffolk County.
In Shadow Of Opioid Crisis, Recovering Addict Pays It Forward To Hungry EMTsA restaurant was the scene of a sublime act of gratitude when a group of EMTs coming off shift found their meal paid for.
Kiosks To Be Installed In Bronx Parks In Hopeful Attempt Top Cut Down On Discarded NeedlesUsed needles are seen scattered among swings and slides. The city says as many as 5,000 used syringes are discarded a week in one borough alone.
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.
Study: Organs From Victims Of Opioid Overdoses Offer New Hope To Patients Waiting For TransplantsSome good may be coming out of the tragic and troubling increase of opioid deaths in the United States.
Westchester County Sues Drug Makers Over Opioid CrisisWestchester County has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to recover damages for the use of public resources to fight the opioid epidemic.
Walmart Offers New Kit That Will Turn Leftover Prescription Opioids Into Useless GelWalmart announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.
Christie: Trump Is Not Under Investigation And No One Has Told Him He IsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a frequent ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that “no one” has told Trump he is under investigation as part of Robert Mueller's Russia probe.