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."
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.