Nearly a third of U.S. homeless people are living with serious, untreated mental illness.
Hundreds of Native children have been removed from their opioid-addicted parents.
COMMENTARY | The massive scale of prescription opioid shipments as the ongoing overdose epidemic unfolded has started to come into focus.
Some states allow people with opioid addictions to get a medical marijuana card, but many medical experts oppose those policies.
The number of fatal drug overdoses dipped by 5% in the United States last year, but in Missouri deaths increased 16 percent. Experts blame the uptick in deaths on the influx of fentanyl sold in the state.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Reform school abuse in Pennsylvania … Ignored police body cam policy in Chicago …Considering a casino deal in Connecticut.
COMMENTARY | Researchers at Penn State University say that estimate is just the tip of the iceberg, not capturing much of the broader economic costs of the epidemic.
The tobacco lawsuit settlements offer a cautionary tale.
A lifetime of poverty and hard work contributes more broadly to the growing mortality gap between low-income people and those who are better off than drug overdoses and suicides, according to new research.
A new Minnesota law will increase prescription opioid manufacturer licensing fees from $235 to $55,000 and is expected to generate about $20 million that will fund the state’s opioid prevention and treatment strategies.
Lack of Medication-Assisted Treatment Impeding Opioid Response in West Virginia, Nurse Tells Congress
Medical experts offered their assessment of the federal government’s approach to combating the opioid crisis before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
A new study throws cold water on hopes that more liberal cannabis policies could stem the opioid epidemic.
The public will finally hear the details in suits accusing Big Pharma of false marketing.
Two federal agencies caution doctors not to taper high-dose pain patients too quickly.
New research from the National Association of Counties aims to provide local government officials with tools to combat the opioid crisis in Appalachia.
Misuse of both stimulants has increased in recent years, surpassing nonmedical use of opioid.
In the last five years, at least 46 states enacted laws allowing private citizens to administer the overdose-reversal medication. Now doctors in a handful of states must offer some patients the overdose-reversal drug.
Lou Ortenzio was a trusted West Virginia doctor who got his patients—and himself—hooked on opioids. Now he’s trying to rescue his community from an epidemic he helped start.
Beyond the health costs of the opioid epidemic, new research looks at the money lost when people can't work.
Activists are convincing conservative Southerners to buy in to needle exchanges.
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