Drug wholesalers poured 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills into West Virginia over a six-year period.
New numbers shed light on opioid-related hospitalizations as the overdose death toll continues to rise
The statement comes in contrast to recommendations from BC health officials to decriminalize opioid drugs.
The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised-injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
Easier access to naloxone could lead to a sizable decrease in opioid-related deaths.
Gloucester, Massachusetts, is set to introduce a drug-forgiveness-and-treatment program for opioid users, the first of its kind in the nation.
Now that opioid overdose is among the leading causes of death, pharmaceutical companies have found a way to make huge profits from selling the antidote, naloxone.