Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Opioid Makers Facing Hundreds Of Lawsuits Over Addiction, DeathsU.S. District Judge Dan Polster of Cleveland, who is overseeing the nearly 250 lawsuits filed against opioid makers, has reportedly asked lawyers from both sides to settle the matter before it goes to court.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
Coroner: 'We Have Seen' Synthetic Opiates Like Fentanyl Mixed With MarijuanaFentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and has been attributed to the increasing number of fatal drug overdoses across the U.S.
Overcoming Opioids: Easing An Epidemic 1 Doctor At a TimeEven doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It's hard to stop prescribing them.
Florida Summit Explores Scope of Opioid Drug ProblemA summit is being convened in South Florida to explore the scope of abuse of heroin and other opioid drugs and examine ways to tackle the...
Prescription Medications Are Now Illicit SubstancesIn the past decade, the United States has seen a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions for pain medication. Common pain medications and other prescriptions have seen an uptick in recreational use, prompting many cities to crack down.

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