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.
The "Last Week Tonight" host delves into the painful truths behind the painkiller dependence that is ruining—and taking—many American lives.
In 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of opioid overdoses, more than half from prescription drugs.
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.