Attorneys General Really, Really, Really Want to Keep Suing Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers

24 states want to keep suing the Sacklers, even after their settlement deal and bankruptcy filing.


Doctors and Nurses Addicted to Opioids Are Often Barred from the Most Effective Treatment

Taking proven medications like buprenorphine and methadone could mean losing their medical licenses.


Florida Thinks a Solution to the Opioid Crisis Is... Massages

New rules in the state require providers to suggest some wildly unhelpful alternatives to prescription painkillers.


Democrats Are Racing to Look Progressive on Drugs

Sanders and Warren supporting safe injection sites shows how far we've come since the 80s.


Purdue Pharma May Be Willing to Shell Out $10-12 Billion to Skip a Huge Opioid Trial

The drugmaker behind OxyContin is reportedly in settlement talks with the thousands of cities, states and tribes suing over its role in the opioid crisis


Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

A tool lots of other countries have tried is suddenly within reach in cities like Philadelphia.


Trump’s Drug Officials Warn of Looming Legal Chaos if Congress Doesn’t Ban Fentanyl Lookalikes

“We are running out of time, and if a solution isn’t found, prosecutors will undoubtedly be hindered, and drug traffickers will undoubtedly be helped”


The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.


A Friend Once Warned the Billionaire Behind OxyContin That He "Could Become Pablo Escobar of the New Millennium”

"I hate to say this, but ..." the friend wrote to Richard Sackler in a 2002 email.


After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions

The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines.


Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis

Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.


An opioid distributor and its execs were just charged with drug trafficking

“Today’s charges should send shockwaves throughout the pharmaceutical industry," said the DEA special agent