Officials hope to curb overdoses that they think are caused by the overprescription of opioid painkillers to chronic pain patients.
Twenty-six other states have already sued the company.
The ads capture attention and may help spread awareness. But will they change how anyone acts?
In wooing a doctor, even a single meal makes a difference.
New research finds a link between adolescent adversity and later-in-life pain.
Thirty California counties—home to more than 10 million people—are suing drug companies that manufacture and market opioid painkillers.
Farmers in Colombia have been ramping up their coca planting and now seem ready to produce cocaine in unprecedented amounts, according to the DEA.
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.
The police chief of Chatham, New York, has a revolutionary strategy for policing the opioid epidemic.
Advocacy groups have long pushed for making more naloxone available to the public as a way to prevent overdoses. The surgeon general's advisory gives that effort a big boost.
On Wednesday, federal science and policy speakers outlined their plans for combating opioid addiction.
Over 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016.
The plan's law enforcement strategies have been met with skepticism by some lawmakers.
It seems few corners of America have been spared the ravages of opioid misuse.
Medication-assisted treatment in Rhode Island's prisons is preventing overdose deaths among the recently incarcerated.
Research is beginning to show that cheap strips can accurately detect deadly fentanyl, and encourages people to get high more cautiously.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, staff writer Francie Diep discusses her experiences covering the opioid epidemic and a promising new treatment program at the University of Kentucky.