A yearlong study—released just as a jump in opioid overdoses is reported—offers rigorous new evidence against using the prescription drugs for chronic pain.
The U.S. Africa Command and Central Command squanders $500 million fighting a drug war in a scandal that catches the essence of what may be the true opioid crisis of 21st-century America.
Homicide records are being broken in the United States' southern neighbor, and American hands are far from clean.
This episode deals with the incalculable human and financial costs of America's opioid addiction epidemic. (Pictured: Hedges, right, with the best friend of a young woman who fatally overdosed.)
Data compiled by The New York Times suggests 2016 saw the largest annual increase in drug overdose deaths ever recorded in the U.S.
The "Last Week Tonight" host delves into the painful truths behind the painkiller dependence that is ruining—and taking—many American lives.
What do many adults who use heroin have in common? “Their childhoods were spent dealing with problems that would break most adults,” explains Chris Arnade at The Guardian.
With New Hampshire battling record overdose deaths, the sense has emerged that candidates who are not prepared to discuss the matter may as well skip the state's primary.
A harder-to-abuse version of OxyContin released two years ago has pushed users to other drugs that mimic the effects of opiates, including heroin.