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."
The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company was ordered to spend 5 1/2 years in prison Thursday for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis.
Terry Rolin is a 79-year-old retired railroad engineer. For years, he squirreled away whatever extra cash he had. But rather than put it in a bank, he hid it in a box in his basement. Now it is gone. It wasn't stolen. The federal government took it all and intends to keep it. Here is why.
More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York's attorney general.
A 10-month-old girl had to be revived by South Florida paramedics after she overdosed on a drug she found on a bed, authorities said.
Deaths from opioid overdoses have declined in New York, according to new data. The CDC reported in July that preliminary numbers show overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades.
More Americans have been dying between the ages of 25 and 64 in recent decades, causing the US life expectancy to drop for the first time in 60 years, and researchers say the cause is... complicated.
A New Jersey doctor who authorities say referred to himself as the "El Chapo of Opioids" has pleaded guilty to a health care claims fraud charge.
Taking what she sees as a potentially life-saving step in the aftermath of nine recent USC student deaths -- some of which are suspected of being drug overdoses -- the president of a university sorority said she hopes to make the overdose-reversal drug Narcan available to her members.
South Dakota's latest anti-drug campaign slogan, “Meth. We’re On It,” has not been as well received as originally hoped.
Authorities say they have seized more than $400,000in opioids and painkillers that were shipped from India to a home in New Jersey.
A drug bust inside an apartment building in the Bronx led to five NYPD officers being hospitalized for possible fentanyl exposure.
(AP) -- The nation's three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday, according to a lead lawyer for the local governments suing the drug industry.
A woman has been charged in another overdose death in New York City involving fentanyl.
By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years.
Health officials say ground zero for New York City's opioid epidemic has shifted from Staten Island to the South Bronx. The neighborhood is being hard hit with drug overdoses. While the NYPD, Health Department officials, and city leaders are activating new approaches the residents are trying to sidestep the fallout.