An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, topping deaths from car crashes, guns and even flu and pneumonia, CDC data shows.
Former Purdue Pharma president and chair Richard Sackler says he, his family and the company do not have any responsibility for the opioid crisis in the United States.
The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion deal to settle lawsuits brought by state and local governments across the country over the toll of prescription opioids.
As part of the deal, the drugmaker also agreed to end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across New York and the rest of the nation.
"I got in there completely broken...heavily addicted to opiates". A Houston woman shares her story to help bring awareness to The Women's Home as donations are down in the pandemic.
Sheriff Bryon Lyons wants Polk County residents to be aware of drugs such as crystal meth and heroin being sold that are suspected of being laced with an unknown chemical or possibly fentanyl.
Federal and local law enforcement officers took down a large-scale heroin-packaged mill in Queens and arrested an alleged "major trafficker" of drugs.
The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges, the DOJ said.
Authorities announced the largest international opioid takedown targeting drug traffickers through the darknet, which resulted in 179 arrests.
Border patrol agents say they have thwarted two recent attempts to smuggle drugs into the U.S. via drones.
Purdue Pharma, the drug company that makes OxyContin, launched a $23.8 million ad campaign on Monday alerting victims where to file claims if they have been affected or harmed by the opioid.
South Dakota's latest anti-drug campaign slogan, “Meth. We’re On It,” has not been as well received as originally hoped.
The cargo truck was transporting fresh tomatoes from Mexico, but had something extra in a spare tire.
The Santa Rosa father of the baby killed by drugs has also died of overdose.