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.
Thirty-three percent of American adults have received an opioid prescription in the past two years, according to a new survey released Thursday.
The number of drug overdoses has grown exponentially for at least the past 38 years, a new analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data argues.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced one billion dollars in grants Wednesday to help combat the opioid epidemic across the country, adding to major federal actions on opioids throughout the past week.
Scott Wallace, the Democratic candidate running in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, has hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in companies that produce opioids, including manufacturers that have been sued over the epidemic in the district he is seeking to represent, his financial disclosure forms show.
A new study casts doubt on the efficacy of popular programs meant to curb prescription opioid overdoses.