Opioid Epidemic

As American life expectancy drops, researchers say it's time to test interventions that have worked in Canada and Europe.
U.S. life expectancy has lagged relative to other economically comparable countries.
The pharmacies are accused of failing to stop opioid orders that were suspicious or of an unreasonable amount.
Pharmacies can dispense the overdose reversal antidote without a prescription, but many aren't doing it.
"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.
The "Halloween" actress has been sober for nearly 20 years.
"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.
Previous hurricanes have left people with addiction in dire positions.