Does the FDA's Plan to Regulate New Opioids More Strictly Go Far Enough?
The FDA has a key role to play in combating America's overdose epidemic, but advocacy groups debate whether it's doing enough.
Is Government Regulation Keeping Americans From Getting Addiction Care?
A new major report finds that laws around medication for opioid addiction aren't based in science.
Americans Are Now More Likely to Die of Opioid Overdoses Than Car Crashes
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.
Are Insurers Doing Their Part to End America's Opioid Epidemic?
A new study asks if insurance policies discourage the overprescribing of opioids and encourage proven alternative pain treatments.
Oregon Considers Ending Coverage of Opioid Painkillers for Chronic Pain
Officials hope to curb overdoses that they think are caused by the overprescription of opioid painkillers to chronic pain patients.
What Health Ad Researchers Think About the White House's New Anti-Opioid Campaign
The ads capture attention and may help spread awareness. But will they change how anyone acts?
The DEA Tightened the Rules for Legal Opioid Sales. Did That Drive the Market to the Dark Web?
After the 2014 rule change, sales of prescription painkillers went up among U.S. sellers on dark Web marketplaces.
How Doctors Contributed to America's Opioid Problem
It's not just a few bad apples.