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.
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.
Texas Officials Now Say Flyers On Sheriff's Vehicles Not Tainted With FentanylHarris County sheriff's officials say initial test results were wrong and flyers found on patrol cars and other vehicles were not tainted with fentanyl.
Flyers Laced With Fentanyl Found On Sheriff's Vehicles In East HoustonFlyers laced with the opioid Fentanyl were found on windshields of Harris County Sheriff's Office vehicles in east Houston on Tuesday.
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.
Walmart To Add Policy Aimed At Curbing Opioid AbuseThe retail giant announced on Monday that Walmart and Sam's Club will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply within the next 60 days.
As Prince's Health Waned, Alarm Grew In Inner CircleSome of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help.
2 Years After Prince's Death, Prosecutors To Update InvestigationProsecutors in the Minnesota will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the death of music superstar Prince Rogers Nelson.
Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers Part Of Trump Opioid PlanPresident Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty.
Puppy That Collapsed On Walk Is Saved With Overdose AntidoteA puppy that collapsed after ingesting some sort of opioid has survived after being given an overdose reversal drug.
Safety Advocates Call For Ban Of High-Dose OpioidsSafety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths.
Mom Accused Of Lying About Being Doctor, Faking Son's CancerA woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids.
Texas Panel Suspends License Of Man Accused In Opioid DeathsA state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people.
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.
Effort To Curb Painkiller Prescribing Faces Stiff OppositionA bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials.