Pharmaceutical companies exploited a regulatory loophole that allowed for a decades-long boom in licit opioid production fueled by Tasmanian-grown poppies. Here's what the island can tell us about the next wave of the crisis.
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
The FDA has a key role to play in combating America's overdose epidemic, but advocacy groups debate whether it's doing enough.
The enormous opioid lawsuits across the nation are affecting pain science too.
It's not just drug manufacturers who are feeling the effects of major opioid lawsuits.
The charges mean that two former Rochester Drug Company leaders could face prison time.
A quest through California to find which addiction and recovery centers aren't using medication-assisted treatment—our country's best bet for beating the opioid crisis.
Many sober homes have made the news recently for egregious violations—but the latest federal effort to clean them up may not do much to help.
Legal evidence is needed to pin addiction and death on opioid manufacturers, but the science suggests that a large and ready supply of legal prescription painkillers led to many addictions.
This is the biggest state opioid settlement yet, and lawyers and addiction patients' advocates are waiting eagerly to see what precedent it will set.
Between 2011 and 2016, drug overdose deaths in the United States involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl dramatically increased, according to a report released Thursday.
A new major report finds that laws around medication for opioid addiction aren't based in science.
The popular notion of the opioid crisis primarily affecting rural communities does not hold up, according to new research.
In a sealed court document, one of the company's controlling members indicated that Purdue Pharma should not correct misconceptions about the strength of oxycodone.
The powerful painkiller has led to a considerable spike in overdoses in some border cities, but users are finding little support in trying to combat the scourge.
The maker of the potent painkiller Oxycontin discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction were "naturally linked."
In a new book, White House staffer Cliff Sims recounts what the president wanted for White House-sponsored ads intended to discourage young Americans from abusing opioid painkillers.
Overdoses on opioid drugs—including heroin, prescription painkillers, and certain street drugs—were the top cause of unintentional, preventable deaths in the United States in 2017.
The opioids are here, and meth is resurgent. When it's easier than ever to rationalize the first hit, and the options are limitless, even a community-wide effort might not be enough to stop the overdoses.
New research points to a possible precursor to America's suicide and opioid epidemics.
New research suggests that sexual minorities are particularly vulnerable to dependency on these drugs.
Gubernatorial races in states across the country could determine whether supervised injection sites—controversial clinics where people can safely inject drugs—will open in several U.S. cities and states where they're under consideration.