As the opioid epidemic pushes children out of their parents’ custody, grandparents and other relatives are forced to step up.
This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. Just as everyone at the holiday table will press them for information, students will be trying to assert some independence.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s longtime partner Mimi O’Donnell detailed on Wednesday the late actor’s struggle with drug addiction and how she and their children have coped with the death.
When one person in a household gets prescribed opioids, the other people who live with them are more likely to get their own prescriptions for these narcotic painkillers, a U.S. study suggests.
President Trump officially declared the opioid crisis a “public health emergency” last month.
Across America, far too many families and communities are spending this holiday season not with celebration or cheer, but with heartbreak over the loss or suffering of a loved one to the opioid epidemic.
As the staggering toll—in terms of bodies, emotions, money, and our life expectancy—of the opioid epidemic comes into sharper focus, the idea of those who are most at risk is crystallizing, too, thanks to research out of Columbia University Medical Center.
Tessa Rose Murray and Nerrell McCoy of Muncie, Ind., were arrested Monday after they failed to seek treatment for their infant daughter’s broken leg and instead gave her marijuana to treat the pain.
A former addict has been buried alive outside of a Florida church since Sunday in a bid to raise awareness for drug addiction and to help others kick their habit.
Name things that increase your risk of cancer.
Otherwise normal folks suddenly running naked, and screaming through the streets, and breaking into homes?
Two poison control doctors who listed an 11-month-old boy’s cause of death as damage to his heart muscle claim that it was brought on by ingesting marijuana.
Colorado law enforcement agents across the state were outfitted with 4,000 kits of Narcan on Wednesday amid an uptick in the amount of K-9 units exposed to dangerous opioids while on the job.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for use an electrical nerve stimulator designed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
A Pennsylvania coroner believes that a 69-year-old woman who died earlier this month likely came into contact with a deadly substance while cleaning up her son’s drug paraphernalia.
The FDA issued a public health advisory on Tuesday over the use of kratom, an unapproved botanical substance that originates from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Thousands are dying from opioid-related overdoses across the U.S. but a South Carolina church is waging war against the epidemic using the power of prayer to help those battling addiction.
For the first time in America, we are properly tackling drug addiction as a public health issue requiring public health solutions, rather than a public safety issue necessitating heavy-handed and ineffective criminal penalties.
The billionaire founder of a pharmaceutical company is the latest to face criminal charges as prosecutors seek to hold big business drug makers responsible for the role they have played in the opioid crisis.
Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran’s Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.
A large organization of cancer doctors has issued a call to action to minimize alcohol consumption.
Florida Blue said that starting Jan. 1, 2018 the insurer will no longer cover the cost of OxyContin prescriptions and instead offer patients Xtampza ER, an alternative opioid that resists crushing and contains a substance that neutralizes the effect of the opioid.
Today nearly 100 Americans will die from a drug overdose involving prescription drugs.
Two students are recovering after eating what their parents said appeared to be pop rocks candy, but was later found to be contaminated with cocaine.