Gov. Hochul Signs Bills Aimed At Combating Opioid CrisisThe governor said the package also decriminalizes possession of a syringe in New York.
Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay $230M To Settle New York Opioid ClaimThe drugmaker also agreed to end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across New York and the rest of the nation, Attorney General Letitia James said in statement.
New Jersey Health Officials Give Out Free Doses Of Naloxone As State Endeavors To End Opioid CrisisFor the next three days, state officials will be at pharmacies across New Jersey giving out naloxone for free and encouraging people to pick it up.
Health Experts Worry Isolation, Stress And Social Distancing During Coronavirus Pandemic Leading To Spike In Drug AbuseNew studies show sheltering in place has pushed many people struggling with anxiety, loneliness and grief to self-medicate with drugs.
'Life With Layla' Documentary Shows Opioid Crisis Through Eyes Of Little GirlAfter losing her aunt to a fatal heroin overdose, Layla and her family try to stop her uncle from going down the same path.
$260 Million Deal Averts 1st Federal Trial On Opioid CrisisThe nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.
Paterson Mayor On Opioid Crisis, Rise In Crime: 'You Can't Just Police Your Problems Away'A recent uptick in violent crime in one New Jersey community could be connected to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the city.
New Report On Long Island Opioids Epidemic Offers Glimmer Of Hope, But Much Work RemainsA new report on the opioid crisis finds that it could be costing Long Island's economy billions.
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.