His decision to prevent state and local governments from publicizing the federal government data is a blow to news organizations seeking to report on the nation's overdose and addiction crisis.
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.
A report by Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry’s ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about drug companies' roles in the overdose epidemic.
The Food and Drug Administration's expert panel has recommended the agency ban Vicodin and Percocet. Both drugs contain acetaminophen, which is known to cause liver damage. The panel also recommended reducing the standard doses of over-the-counter acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol.