The opioid epidemic deserves to get headlines, but the U.S. has two other crises that will cost Americans far more in the long run.
Actions in the United States that are illegal versus legal are inverted from what they should be in an evolved culture.
The president's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law.
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.
There is little evidence that chemicals from China are driving America's fentanyl epidemic, a top Chinese drug enforcement official declares.
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools.
Rep. Tom Marino withdraws after reports that he played a key role in weakening the government’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.
Famously associated with the addiction problem, the city of Portsmouth is fighting back. But some worry that one drug crisis will be replaced with another.
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the epidemic, but the role of insurance companies is under scrutiny too.