An Ohio-based drug distributor facing lawsuits linked to the opioid crisis is donating more than 80,000 doses of an overdose antidote for use by emergency responders in several states.
The findings could bolster hundreds of lawsuits that are aimed at holding opioid drugmakers responsible for helping fuel an epidemic blamed for the deaths of more than 340,000 Americans since 2000.
The family of a longtime guitarist for the rock group 3 Doors Down is accusing an Alabama doctor of fueling the musician's opioid addiction before he died of a drug overdose.
Those jarring figures were released this week by the congressional committee investigating the epidemic that has ravaged the Rust Belt.
Cough medications that contain opioids like codeine should never be given by kids, and the medicines will now need to be labeled to make that clear, the Food and Drug Administration says.
The judge said he believes everyone from drugmakers to doctors to individuals bear some responsibility for the crisis and haven't done enough to stop it.
The TBI says 46-year-old Carol Dianne Smith and 27-year-old Steven James Adkins are each charged with two counts of Sale/ Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.
An analysis has found that substance abuse annually costs Tennessee more than $2 billion, with most of it attributed to lost income from people who've fallen out of the labor market.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is targeting opioid abuse in Appalachia by establishing a new field office in Kentucky to oversee a region ravaged by overdose deaths.
Cities, counties and states nationwide are taking legal action in the battle against opioids and Hamilton County could be next in line to sue.
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, is calling for immediately addressing any "unintended consequences" of a federal law she co-sponsored that dialed back federal power to stop...
So far this year, 565 babies in Tennessee have been born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, better known as NAS. Close to 40 of those babies were born at Erlanger Hospitals.
Melania Trump has invited experts and people affected by addiction to opioids to the White House for a listening session and discussion about the epidemic.
Trump's surprise announcement came two days after he vowed the U.S. would "win" the fight against the epidemic but stopped short of acting on the recommendation of the presidential opioid commission to “declare a national emergency.”
That's the stunning number in a new survey released Monday from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which calculated that a whopping 91.8 million Americans used drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015.
White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway along with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price toured CADAS to learn more about the opioid epidemic gripping the nation.
Three Tennessee county prosecutors and the guardian of a baby born dependent on drugs have filed a lawsuit against the makers of several opioid drugs, accusing the companies of unleashing an epidemic by deceptive marketing...