Cigarette Makers To Publish Statements On Health RisksMajor cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government.
Express Scripts To Limit Opioids; Doctors ConcernedThe nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users.
Heroin Dealers Arrested After Woman's Overdose Death At McDonald'sA Dallas-area man was charged by federal criminal complaint stemming from his role in selling the heroin that caused a young woman’s overdose death at a McDonald’s.
FDA-Approved Implant Helping Patients Battle Opioid AddictionRecently, the FDA approved an implant that delivers a slow, but steady dose of buprenorphine during six months. It’s called a Probuphine implant.
Drugmakers Set To Gain As Taxpayers Foot New Opioid CostsPharmaceutical industry critics say the new types of drugs the companies are pushing to address the nation's ongoing opioid crisis boost profits while forcing taxpayers to shoulder the costs.
Surgeon General Calls Youth 'Vaping' A Public Health ThreatThe U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
Turning Ecstasy Into Potential Treatment For PTSD?If researchers have their way, the illegal, highly addictive party drug known as Ecstasy could become a treatment option for PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder.
Surgeon General Report: 'Addiction Is Not A Character Flaw' A new U.S. surgeon general report calls for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction.
Feds To Distribute $53 Million To States To Fight Opioid AbuseThe Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse.
Pokémon GO Players Keep 'Poking' Despite Data DrainBy now, we all know what Pokémon GO is but do you know how much data you're using when you're poking around for pokestops?
US To Raise Cap For Docs Prescribing Opioid Addiction DrugThe Obama administration is increasing the number of patients whom doctors can treat for opioid addiction with a medication called buprenorphine.
Recovery Schools For Addicted Teens On The Rise"As a society, we're either going to pay now or pay later," said Juli Ferraro, the principal of Serenity High in McKinney, Texas.