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Drug Overdose Deaths in US Decline for First Time Since 1990
The number of people who died from drug overdoses in the United States dropped in 2018, marking the first decline in nearly three decades, according to figures released by the ...
July 18, 2019
First Major Trial in Opioid Crisis to Start in Oklahoma
The first big trial to test whether states can sue drug makers over the damage wrought by the ...
May 27, 2019
Trump Emphasizes Faith-Based Initiatives in Fighting Opioid Crisis
President Donald Trump highlighted faith-based initiatives as a major part in the administration’s efforts to resolve the epidemic ...
April 24, 2019
In Unprecedented Case, Pharmaceutical Distributor Faces Criminal Charges Over Opioid Crisis
Federal prosecutors indicted a major pharmaceutical distributor on April 23 on criminal charges linked to the opioid crisis. ...
April 23, 2019
US House Bill Proposes Sanctions Against Chinese With Ties to Fentanyl Production, Trafficking
U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.) have introduced legislation to tackle the flow of fentanyl ...
March 7, 2019
Study Links Opioid Epidemic to Painkiller Marketing
Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from ...
January 29, 2019
The 19th-Century Book That Spawned the Opioid Crisis
In 1804, a 19-year-old Oxford University undergraduate named Thomas De Quincey swallowed a prescribed dose of opium to ...
December 17, 2018
Combatting the Third Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl
NEW YORK—Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die from opioid overdose, according to a ...
October 23, 2018
Study Finds State Depression Rates Connected With Opioid Deaths
Reports show that both mental illnesses and drug use are on the rise across the United States. Over ...
October 15, 2018
Demi Lovato’s Mom Teams Up With Eric Bolling to Spread Awareness of Opioid Epidemic
WASHINGTON—Dianna de la Garza, the mother of Demi Lovato, is teaming up with former Fox News host and ...
October 2, 2018
Senate Passes Comprehensive Opioids Legislation in Near-Unanimous Vote
In a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate approved a bill to address the epidemic of opioid addiction that's ...
September 18, 2018
New US Survey Shows Some Progress Against Opioid Crisis
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Sept. 14, show some progress in the fight against the ongoing ...
September 14, 2018
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Prince’s Family Sues Doctor Who Prescribed Him Pain Pills
Relatives of the late rock star, Prince, are holding a doctor responsible for his death. An attorney representing ...
August 25, 2018
Taking a Page From Pharma’s Playbook to Fight the Opioid Crisis
Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her ...
February 18, 2018
New York Accuses Insys of Deceptively Marketing Opioid
Insys Therapeutics Inc's legal woes deepened on Thursday as New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit seeking at ...
February 2, 2018
Sessions: Trump Has Delivered on Promise to End ‘American Carnage’
WASHINGTON—Attorney General Jeff Sessions said violent crime is down, while prosecutions and morale have increased, under the Trump ...
January 24, 2018
Over 400 People Charged in Opioid and Drug-Related Fraud Takedown Worth $1.3 Billion
The U.S. Justice Department is charging 412 people for taking part in health care frauds and opioid-related crimes ...
July 13, 2017
Comments by 4 Congresswomen Are Fueling Rise of Militant Hard-Left, Trump Says
House Dems OK Boosting Minimum Wage to $15, but Senate Prospects are Weak
Judge Orders Jeffrey Epstein Held Without Bail
Report: Democrats Privately Admit Trump Outflanked Them Over Far-Left Progressives
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
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Trump Says Antifa is ‘Evil,’ Full of ‘Sick, Bad People’
Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker Accused of Smuggling Fuel: State TV