Opioid Epidemic

"In the midst of the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history, the FDA seems to be operating in a vacuum, without regard for optics or public health," one psychiatrist said.
Experts share how to know if you're developing a dependency on the pills.
“My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” says Greg Cruey, a middle school teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If my students learn other stuff too, that’s great.”
The nation's hardest hit communities are turning to the long-stigmatized opioid treatment.
Grandparents, foster parents, teachers and school administrators are on the front lines of this crisis.
Video going viral shows first lady Melania Trump giving him a helpful reminder.
The bill recognizes that children and families are a key part of the crisis.
"Her disease brought her to places of incredible darkness, and this darkness compounded on itself."
State officials have linked the herbal supplement to six deaths and claim most users are injecting it. A leading kratom scientist calls "B.S."
How one North Carolina clinic helped patients with opioid addiction during the storm.
ABC canceled "Roseanne" after Barr made racist comments about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The measure passed by a 99-1 vote Monday evening.
Tired of being told that opioids were the only thing that could help with her pain, this Navy vet has taken the holistic route.
There's no evidence behind the Justice Department's claim that sites are "very dangerous."
Many teens are taking Xanax combined with opioids and alcohol.
In reality, it helped patients with addiction access treatment.
New estimates indicate that the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl continues to drive the crisis.
With the legal fate of kratom hanging in the balance, some health officials are pushing dubious claims about the herbal supplement's deadly risks.
The synthetic drug fentanyl is sweeping the country. It appeared in these cities first -- and people who use it tend to share needles.