Deaths attributable to cocaine and methamphetamine rose significantly in 2017, and look to have continued to go up in 2018, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows.
The number of teens attempting suicide through self-poisoning doubled between 2000 and 2018, a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics concludes.
Amid ever-rising prescription drug costs, a bill working its way through the Florida state legislature is the latest effort to use Canadian prescription drugs to cap prices.
People looking to dispose of their unused prescription drugs will soon be able to just ask Google, the firm announced Thursday.
A key decision made to curb the opioid crisis not only made that situation worse, but also caused a surge in deadly hepatitis C infections, a new paper argues.
Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, and is, according to the paper, responsible for more deaths annually than any other infectious disease. Once infected, the virus can take ten to forty years to fully induce its effects; the results, however, are eventually deadly unless treated.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s new embrace of smoking marijuana didn’t go well back in Jamaica, where her father said her ancestors would be “turning in their grave” after hearing her stereotype the island’s people as “pot-smoking joy seekers.”
Cutting the supply of prescription opioids has been a popular intervention to fight the drug crisis. But, according to a study released last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association, these interventions are likely to cut opioid deaths by only 3 to 6 percent by 2025.
America must do more to stem the flow of drugs across the southern border and hold China accountable for its role in our drug crisis, Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) told a gathering of drug enforcement officers Monday morning.
A firm founded by a top donor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s action fund, campaign committee, and leadership PAC profits off prescription drugs including those that the Massachusetts senator regularly chastises for hiking prices on consumers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday the largest seizure of fentanyl in the agency’s history.