A new study asks if insurance policies discourage the overprescribing of opioids and encourage proven alternative pain treatments.
Seeing these crimes go unpunished can make indigenous communities feel hopeless. But in dark times, I take inspiration from our grandmothers.
With suicide rising among undiagnosed American depressives, I recognized it was time to admit I needed help.
What can we learn from a failed attempt to eradicate "the Great Pox" in the U.S.?
From 1999 through 2016, suicide rates increased in nearly every state, according to a new report.
When used as a pain reliever, methadone is especially likely to cause unintentional overdoses.
Over 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016.
Rather than a full repeal of the Dickey Amendment, Republicans agree to include a provision in the spending bill to clarify that they never prohibited research on gun violence in the first place.
It seems few corners of America have been spared the ravages of opioid misuse.
Reports published this week showed that Brenda Fitzgerald invested in tobacco companies' stock while heading the CDC.
The surge is also expected to show up in last year's data.
In the past two years, government agencies have produced at least four reports about drug use in America, totaling more than 800 pages. Have they done any good?
Toxic tap water is just not acceptable in 2015 (in Flint, Michigan, or anywhere else).
Used responsibly, antibiotics are lifesavers that keep horrific infections at bay. But pumping our livestock full of these wonder drugs could lead to devastating results.