The Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma, were far more closely tied to the marketing of deadly opioids than previously thought, new documents released in a Massachusetts lawsuit suggest.
As America’s drug crisis booms, the RAND Corporation released a report Thursday calling for clinical trials testing the effectiveness of doctor-administered heroin to treat opioid-use disorders.
China will finally add fentanyl and its analogs to its list of controlled substances, following a Saturday meeting between Chinese president Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump.
Test strips designed to detect the presence of fentanyl in drug doses may help to encourage safer drug consumption, new research suggests.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday more than $60 million in new grants to combat the drug crisis, capping off a week of federal action on the issue.
President Donald Trump signed the “the single largest bill to combat drug crisis in our history of our country” into law on Monday, expanding Medicaid’s reach and emphasizing medication-assisted drug abuse treatments.
Democratic incumbent senator Joe Manchin is denying the existence of his own internal memo circulated when he was governor of West Virginia. The memo requested a $3 million personal “Governor’s Helicopter” to be purchased with opioid funding.
A decade ago, West Virginia was set to receive millions in a prescription drug settlement from the maker of OxyContin. Then-governor Joe Manchin vowed the funding would help his state win the “drug war once and for all.”
The Senate voted 98-1 on Wednesday to advance a bill aimed at curbing the drug crisis, sending it to President Donald Trump for a likely signature in the near future.
A Senate group on Tuesday oversaw a hearing on the role played by the People’s Republic of China in the deadly surge of fentanyl flowing into the United States.