“If it wasn't for the quick-thinking of his Field Training Officer, Corporal Scott Crane, in administering Naloxone, Deputy Faiivae would not be alive today,” the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen are the latest to settle in one of the nation's largest opioid lawsuits. The distributors are among a lengthy list of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers accused of fueling the opioid crisis on Long Island and across the state.
The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll of prescription opioids, lawyers suing on behalf of local governments said.
Attorneys general in 15 states, including New York, announced on Wednesday a $4.5 billion settlement with the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, and its owner, the Sackler family, for their role in fueling the opioid epidemic.
The lawsuit — filed by Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the New York attorney general — accuses some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies and distributors of fueling the opioid epidemic. The litigation is the first of its kind in the nation in which a jury rather than a judge will decide the outcome.
The Nassau County Police Department announced the reengagement of Operation Natalie, which was founded three years ago in honor of Natalie Ciappa, a Massapequa teen who died of an overdose.
Kentucky’s attorney general is coming after CVS, alleging the company played a role in the state’s opioid addiction woes.
The Senate confirmed a soft-spoken physician as President Joe Biden's surgeon general Tuesday.
Police arrested a 39-year-old woman who had several bags of the highly addictive and potentially lethal synthetic drug known as fentanyl inside her car.
A doctor from Long Island is accused of writing prescriptions for opioid addicts that he met in a parking lot, a donut shop, and an empty Radio Shack.
NYU's new Center for Psychedelic Medicine aims to use psychedelics to reduce dependency on alcohol, mitigate major depression, and also ease the anxiety and discomfort associated with terminal illnesses.
Television therapist Dr. Laura Berman is demanding justice after her son died of an apparent overdose. The grieving family believes her son bought drugs from someone on Snapchat.
Fentanyl, a potent opioid, and meth, a highly addictive street drug, are fueling a national surge in overdose deaths.
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.
The drug, commonly known as Narcan, will be free to residents Thursday through Saturday at more than 300 pharmacies across the state.
A former Los Angeles Angels employee was charged Friday by federal authorities in Texas for distributing fentanyl in connection to the deadly overdose of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, court documents revealed.
Law enforcement agencies across the country are posting tongue-in-cheek PSAs offering to test meth for the coronavirus.
State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal with a group of companies led by the nation's largest drug distributors.
A woman who police say used heroin, overdosed and had hot water poured all over her in an attempt to wake her up, died 6 days after the incident.
"Parents please remind your kids the dangers of picking stuff up off the streets."