More than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses between January 2017 and January 2018, according to new estimates from the Center for Disease Control.
Opioid addiction is partially responsible for America’s flagging labor force participation rate, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell said Tuesday.
Children in a cohort of Tennessee Medicaid enrollees “frequently” received opioid prescriptions for non-chronic diseases, a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University concluded.
A report by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human services says that Medicare Part D, the program designed to help seniors afford drug prescriptions, is struggling with concerns of overprescribing, and also points to thousands of situations in which the level of prescriptions for some patients is creating risk of overdose deaths.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday a surge in federal prosecutors to combat the boom in fentanyl trafficking and associated deaths.
Counties consuming lots of opioids were also more likely to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to a study published recently by the Journal of the American Medical Association’s online portal.
The Trump administration debuted the first of four anti-opioid ads Thursday, part of its efforts to combat America’s deadly opioid epidemic.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued formal warnings to 53 websites which it said were illegally selling addictive opioid medications, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday.
The Trump administration expects to begin an ad campaign targeted at curbing opioid abuse next week, with a message that is expected to “shock the conscience.”