Experts Pushing For More Widespread Use Of Medication To Fight Opioid AddictionAn expert says when paired with counseling, it is the most effective way to treat the problem.
Long Island Lawmakers Hope To Pass 'Death By Dealer' Law Allowing Homicide Charges For Drug DealersLong Island lawmakers and parents are hoping to pass a new law making drug dealers more accountable when a user dies from an overdose.
In Opioid Epidemic First, Drug Company Executive Charged With ConspiracyLaurence Doud III obliterated red flags to turn his small New York firm into a supplier of last resort for independent pharmacies whose dubious practices got them cut off by other distributors, an indictment alleges.
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.
'Drug Dealers In White Coats': 5 Doctors, Pharmacist Among Those Charged With Distributing Millions Of Oxycodone Pills"Part of what is driving this opioid epidemic is a prescription epidemic," said Geoffrey Berman, US Attorney for Southern District of New York.
Opioid Epidemic: New Jersey Mulls Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program To Treat AddictionMore than 22,000 people in New Jersey died of drug overdoses in 2016.
New Jersey Lawmakers Propose Opioid Education For Students In Grades 7-12If passed, students would be taught how to administer an opioid antidote, like naloxone, to an overdose victim in an emergency.
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.
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.
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.
Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'Get Tough' On Drug TraffickersThe president traveled to New Hampshire, a state ravaged by opioids and which is also an early marker for the re-election campaign he has already announced.
New Jersey Drug-Related Deaths Reach 6-Year HighNew Jersey drug-related deaths have reached a six-year high due mostly to opioid overdoses, new data shows.
Ohio Solicits Innovative Solutions To Battle Opioid AddictionHundreds of ideas poured in from average citizens, scientists and health care providers around the world.
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.