Family Shares Story Of Losing Son To Opioid Abuse As Effort Launched In North Texas To Prevent These DeathsIn 2017, some 46,000 Americans died of overdoses associated with the use of opioids. Holden Stucky was one of them.
Records Show Drugmakers Increased Opioid Shipments As Crisis GrewNewly released data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated.
Drug 'Take Back' Boxes Installed At North Texas Hospital To Battle Opioid AddictionPeople can safely dispose of unused or expired drugs 24/7 for free at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center emergency room.
Report: Drug Overdose Is Texas' Top Maternal Mortality CauseResearchers say drug overdoses were the leading cause of maternal deaths in Texas between 2012 and 2015, with opioids to blame for the majority of those.
CDC: Rate Of Pregnant Women Addicted To Opioids Skyrocketed In 15 YearsA new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on the devastating consequences opioid addiction can have on pregnant women.
FDA Approves 1st Nonopioid Drug To Ease Withdrawal SymptomsFederal regulators have approved the first non-opioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting addictive opioids.
Trump To Roll Out Plan To Combat Opioid AddictionPresident Trump, who once called New Hampshire a "drug infested den," will travel to the primary state for the first time Monday since the 2016 campaign to unveil his plan to combat the opioid crisis that is killing more than 115 people every day.
Trump, Christie Pledge To Combat Nation's Opioid AddictionPresident Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.
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.