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Federal prosecutors charged Ohio opioid distributor that sent 6 million pain pills to small town

The indictment says the charges were necessary to combat the company's profits from vulnerable areas that are the hardest-hit by the opioid epidemic.

New federal data exposes how America’s largest drug companies flooded the country with 76 billion opioid pills in a seven-year period

Nearly 100,000 people died as a result of opioid overdoses during the same seven-year period the US was being flooded with opioid pills.

An Ohio doctor faces 25 murder charges after prosecutors say he prescribed patients excessive amounts of painkillers, including fentanyl

William Husel, 43, turned himself in on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to each charge. Each count yields a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

Elizabeth Warren is picking a fight with the billionaire family that is accused of deceptively marketing opioids like OxyContin

Warren targeted the Sacklers while laying out her $100 billion plan to fight the opioid crisis, which she would fund with her "ultra-millionaire" tax.

Elizabeth Warren proposes paying for an ambitious plan to spend $100 billion fighting the opioid crisis with her new tax on the ultra-rich

The money would support a whole range of services — including early intervention, addiction treatment, mental-health care, and housing support.
Increased access to synthetic opioids is one reason the opioid epidemic has gotten increasingly worse over the years.

People in the US are more likely to die from opioid overdose than car accidents, according to new reports

New data from the National Safety Council shows that opioid-related deaths are more common than deaths by car crashes in the United States.
A 26-year-old named Jesse Harvey who is a former opioid addict himself started what he calls the "Church of Safe Injection" to give drug users access to clean needles, the Huffington Post reported.

A former opioid addict opened a ‘church’ that provides users with needles for drug use. Here’s why that’s more helpful than yo...

Former opioid user Jesse Harvey opened a service in Portland, Maine called the "Church of Safe Injection" to eliminate needle-sharing.

A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous o...

Government regulators are expected to soon rule on the legality of a controversial drug called kratom, a representative at the DEA told Business Insider.

‘Engineering overkill’: A potent new drug ‘1,000 times stronger than morphine’ is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t...

The US recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue. Doctors say it's unnecessary and ill-equipped to solve problems.

Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.