Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids To Stand TrialA doctor accused of overprescribing medications, which led to two overdose deaths, will stand trial.
Pittsburgh FBI Office Unveils New Violent Crime Task ForceThe greater Pittsburgh area is welcoming a new FBI task force, which will focus on a disturbing increase in violent behavior.
State Issues New Guidelines On Prescribing Opioids To ChildrenState officials unveiled new guidelines for prescribing powerful painkillers to children as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction.
Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids, Charged In 2 Fatal OverdosesA Pittsburgh area doctor has been arrested on charges he caused the deaths of two patients by overprescribing opioids.
Students Aim For Sobriety At Recovery High SchoolFor a growing number of teenagers across the nation fighting addiction to opioids, recovery high schools are a way to continue their education away from all of the temptations and peer pressure.
Could Opioid Lawsuit Against Pharma Lead To Tobacco-Like Court Settlement?Could local lawsuits against pharmaceuticals lead to a national out-of-court settlement like big tobacco got twenty years ago?
Police Revive 1½-Year-Old With 3 Doses Of Naloxone After He Swallowed Baggie Full Of DrugsPolice in Ohio say hospital workers used three doses of the overdose drug naloxone to revive a 1½-year-old boy who tested positive for opioids.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
Ohio Man Charged In 1-Year-Old Son's Fatal OverdoseAn Ohio man has been charged criminally for what authorities say was the fatal overdose of his 1-year-old son.
Coroner: 'We Have Seen' Synthetic Opiates Like Fentanyl Mixed With MarijuanaFentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and has been attributed to the increasing number of fatal drug overdoses across the U.S.
‘You Don't Plan To Bury Your Children’: Funeral Home Director Says Rise In OD Deaths Very AlarmingWe've been reporting on the staggering number of overdoses deaths amid an opioid epidemic. But now, a new perspective. A funeral home director shares his story.