Queens Doctor Sentenced To 7 Years For Prescribing Deadly Amounts Of OpioidsA doctor who prescribed deadly doses of narcotics to patients will now spend years in prison.
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.
Johnson & Johnson To Pay In Opioid SuitJohnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay over $500 million in a lawsuit about opioid prescriptions.
NYC Drug Overdose Stats Down, Fentanyl Still Top KillerA total of 1,444 people died in 2018 from an overdose, 38 fewer than in 2017.
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.
28 Arrested, 40,000 Doses Of Opioids Seized In New Jersey Drug Ring BustPolice also found 22 guns, including five assault rifles, during the busts in Trenton and Paterson.
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.
Suffolk County High School Known For Athletics Excellence To Train All Coaches To Spot Substance AbuseThere's a new form of teamwork in the battle against substance abuse. High school coaches on Long Island have been enlisted to help spot drug and alcohol abusers and respond with support.
New Partnership Hopes To Help Tackle Opioid Crisis In Nassau CountyDistrict Attorney Madeline Singas launched what she calls a life saving partnership between Northwell Health, Nassau University Medical Center and Mary Havens New Hope Crisis Center.
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.
N.J. Authorities Bust Major Opioid Mill Linked To More Than 225 OverdosesState Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the operation supplied 15,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl a day and was run from a luxury apartment in Harrison.
New Hope For New Mothers Struggling With Opioid AddictionThe surprising face of the opioid crisis is a group you wouldn't think would be addicted. It's new mothers and new research shows the epidemic can be especially deadly for them.
Fentanyl Now The Deadliest Drug In The United States, CDC SaysThe drug overdose crisis is tightening its grip on the United States, with opioids taking a brutal toll according to a new government report.
Trump: Political Violence Has 'No Place' In The U.S.None of the packages reached their intended targets, and federal authorities are investigating.
'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.