Data compiled by The New York Times suggests 2016 saw the largest annual increase in drug overdose deaths ever recorded in the U.S.
To prevent future tragedies, the Drug Policy Alliance has created a comprehensive plan that involves treatment and strategies for reducing criminalization.
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.
In 2001, the Southern European country tackled drug use with what seemed like a radical plan.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling on federal regulators to require that all liquid children’s medications be equipped with safety devices called flow restrictors, following an investigation by ProPublica and testing by Consumer Reports showing that the devices can help prevent accidental overdoses.