Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said what surprised him most about the U.S. was the scope of the opioid crisis, but Facebook is flooded with illegal ads marketing these pain medications.
The Drug Enforcement Agency will designate all illicit analogue forms of the powerful opioid fetanyl as a schedule one drug on an emergency basis, the Department of Justice announced Thursday, equipping the agency to more effectively combat a major contributor to the swelling opioid epidemic.
The Drug Enforcement Administration collected a record-busting 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription drugs during its fourteenth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, new numbers released Tuesday showed.
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, a blue ribbon panel led by Gov. Chris Christie (R., N.J.) and tasked with developing ways to combat the opioid crisis, released a draft of its final report to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
American adults with less education and who are divorced or unmarried are far more likely to fall prey to America’s opioid epidemic, a new report concluded.
Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced Thursday that a coroner determined his son died from an “accidental overdoes that included opioids.”
President Donald Trump announced plans on Thursday to combat the surging opioid epidemic in America, beginning a move that would free up resources and loosen regulations to help combat drug deaths, but falling short of his August promise to declare the the epidemic a national emergency.