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.
MLB Removes Marijuana As Drug Of Abuse, Will Start Testing Players For Opioids And CocaineMajor League Baseball has removed marijuana from the list of drugs of abuse, and will now start testing players for opioids and cocaine — but only players who don't cooperate with treatment plans will be subject to discipline.
MLB, Union To Discuss Opioids Testing After Skaggs DeathMajor League Baseball and the players' association will discuss the possibility of more widespread testing for opioids following the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
FDA Says Pet Owners Are Using Animals To Get OpioidsThe FDA has raised alarm about one way that people might access opioids to misuse and abuse. Some pet owners could be stealing pain medications which are intended for their furry friends.
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.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
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.
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.
Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid PrescriptionsCan legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction? Pot can relieve pain, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to 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.
FDA Chief Wants More Mail Inspectors To Stem Opioid InfluxThe head of the FDA wants to more than double the number of packages that his agency inspects, an effort to stem the flow of opioids that runs through the international mail supply.
Stuck In Opioid Crisis, Many Medical Officials Turning To AcupunctureAlthough long derided as pseudoscience, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.