Walgreens, West Virginia reach $83 million for company's role in opioid crisis
Walgreens has agreed to pay the settlement within an eight-year period.
Animal sedative ‘zombie drug’ flooding opioid market: What you need to know
The animal sedative xylazine is flooding the illegal opioid market causing overdose, death and worse.
Several hospitalized after mass overdose at San Francisco home on Christmas
Authorities are investigating a mass overdose at a San Francisco home on Christmas that sent several people to the hospital, authorities said.
Nearly 107,000 US overdose deaths reported in 2021, CDC's final tally shows
Meanwhile, U.S. life expectancy also dropped in 2021 to about 76 years, 5 months — a decrease of 0.6 years from 2020, the CDC said.
Walmart agrees to pay $3.1 billion to settle opioid lawsuits
Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion to settle lawsuits nationwide over the impact of the prescriptions its pharmacies filled for powerful prescription opioid painkillers.
CDC softens opioid prescribing guidelines for doctors
The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday softened its guidelines for U.S. doctors prescribing oxycodone and other opioid painkillers.
National Prescription Take Back Day: Here’s where you can drop off unwanted medication
The event provides a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 drop-off sites nationwide.
‘Rainbow fentanyl’: DEA warns of colorful synthetic drugs aimed at attracting young people
The colorful narcotics were seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 18 different states this month alone.
Parents seek drug dealer in daughter’s death, offer reward: ‘No questions asked’
Robert Gilliam says he and his wife are putting drug dealers on notice after their 22-year-old daughter died from an overdose.
Fentanyl risk from $1 bill? Drug safety expert dispels myths about second-hand exposure
In a viral Facebook post, a Kentucky woman says she had to be hospitalized after picking up a dollar bill from the ground that she thinks was laced with the drug fentanyl.
Lauren Boebert introduces bill to classify fentanyl as weapon of mass destruction
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, a freshman representing Colorado’s 3rd district, is pushing to classify the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction.
'Always be cautious': Fentanyl, cocaine pills disguised as Tylenol seized by Ohio police
Police in Lorain, Ohio, shared a photo of a seized fentanyl pill pressed with what appears to look like the word “Tylenol.”
Fake business housed industrial-scale meth, fentanyl lab, Mexican officials say
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.