The Food and Drug Administration is approving a powerful new opioid painkiller, the agency announced Friday.
The declaration was met with a lot of fanfare, but officials did little with the legal powers it gave them, experts say.
A new study asks if insurance policies discourage the overprescribing of opioids and encourage proven alternative pain treatments.
There are real reasons to debate whether it's worth opening these facilities in communities, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein instead relies on unscientific fear-mongering.
The proposal follows several other efforts to combat the ongoing epidemic on both the state and federal levels—some more effective than others.
Officials hope to curb overdoses that they think are caused by the overprescription of opioid painkillers to chronic pain patients.
A study shows that people feel differently about "overdose prevention sites" and "safe consumption sites."
After the 2014 rule change, sales of prescription painkillers went up among U.S. sellers on dark Web marketplaces.
Thirty California counties—home to more than 10 million people—are suing drug companies that manufacture and market opioid painkillers.
Following a record-setting year for opioid-related deaths in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday night that the city will open safe injection sites for drug users, BuzzFeed News reports.
Remote treatment options make addiction care more accessible, but it's no panacea for the opioid epidemic.
Whoever sets the president's agenda possesses a great deal of power. Often, that role belongs to the major political parties, or the president's most immediate set of advisers—but Trump's relationship with both is tenuous at best.
Trump's commission on addiction recommended last month that he declare opioid overdoses a national emergency. With the U.S. sustaining two major hurricanes in just a few weeks, is that still a good idea?
Over 100 drug reform advocates, former addicts, and family members who have lost loved ones to drugs participate in a New Orleans-style funeral march to demand action on Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, 2017, in New York City.