Feds Charge Medical Professionals From West Virginia And Ohio For Overprescribing OpioidsFederal prosecutors say they've charged multiple medical professionals for overprescribing millions of opioids across Appalachia.
Allegheny County Receiving Funding To Address Opioid EpidemicThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Allegheny County $5.2 million in funding to address the opioid epidemic.
Ohio Airport Installs 'Opioid Rescue' KitsAn Ohio airport has installed "opioid rescue" kits in its terminal to give employees and travelers quick access to a nasal spray that reverses overdoses.
West Virginia Doctor Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years In Pain Pill CaseA West Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing prescription opioid medications.
Federal Inmate Sentenced To 16 More Months For Illegally Possessing DrugsAn inmate at a federal correctional institution pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited object in prison and was sentenced 16 more months.
Melania Trump In West Virginia For Opioid TalkFirst lady Melania Trump is visiting West Virginia to learn how a city at the center of the nation's opioid epidemic is grappling with the crisis.
A Young Mayor, His Friend And A Fatal Attraction To OpioidsJanel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Mount Carbon — in what she assumed was a deep sleep.
Amid Deepening Addiction Crisis, FDA Approves Powerful New OpioidDespite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl.
More Organs Available For Transplant Because Of Opioid EpidemicNew findings out this week show more organs are available for transplant in the U.S. because of the opioid epidemic.
Asian Plant May Help Opioid Addicts, But It Comes With RisksFor someone addicted to heroin or opioids desperately wanting anything to break the death spiral, Kratom is a possible green light on the horizon. Or is it?
40 Ohio Police Agencies Split $3M For Drug Response TeamsForty law enforcement agencies around Ohio are getting a combined $3 million in state grants for teams that aim to address the state's opioid epidemic by helping people who overdose get treatment and other support.
Police Investigating 6 Butler Overdoses In Span Of 9 HoursEmergency officials responded to six apparent overdoses in a span of nine hours in Butler County this week.
1-Year-Old Ohio Boy Dies After Suspected Opioid OverdoseAuthorities say a 1-year-old Ohio boy who was believed to have overdosed on opioids and was revived with an antidote drug has died.
Trump Budget Dismays Families Hit By Opioid Addiction CrisisPresident Donald Trump's budget proposal weakens insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment and cuts back funding for research and prevention programs.
Ohio Coroner Runs Out Of Room For Bodies Due To Spike In Opioid DeathsFor the second time this year, a coroner’s office in Ohio has run out of space for dead bodies due to the opioid epidemic.