State Health Department: More California Residents Dying From Fentanyl Than OpioidsThe California Department of Health said that fentanyl overdose deaths have skyrocketed — up 614% in four years.
Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson To Pay Oklahoma $572 Million For Fueling State's Opioid CrisisAn Oklahoma judge found Johnson & Johnson guilty in fueling the state's opioid crises and ordered the corporation to pay $572 million in a landmark ruling with vast implications. The ruling by Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman in Norman in favor of the state against Johnson & Johnson is one of the biggest monetary awards in U.S. history.
Along With Sticky Buns, New Coffee Shop Serves Up 'Hope' For Opioid Addiction RecoveryHope & Coffee in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania began serving customers Thursday in the former coal town.
San Bernardino County Sues More Than A Dozen Drug Companies, Retailers For Opioid CrisisIn a press release, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors said it was suing drug companies Purdue and Johnson & Johnson, among others, and pharmacies like RiteAid, CVS and Walgreens.
Ex-DEA Agent: Opioid Crisis Fueled By Drug Industry And CongressWhistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA's efforts to stop it.
Doctors Sound The Alarm On 'Opioid Alternative' GabapentinThe drug is being in more and more overdose deaths.
Purdue Pharma Says It Will Stop Promoting Opioid OxyContin To DoctorsIn 2016, there were 42,249 opioid-linked drug fatalities in the U.S. -- more than the number of deaths linked to breast cancer.
Study: Many 'Accidental' Opioid Deaths Actually SuicidesThe study also claims the overwhelming opioid epidemic across the nation has made surveillance and prevention of suicides more difficult.
Report: Chicago's Death Rate From Opioids Higher Among African AmericansReport also claims that while in the suburbs and among whites the main approach is treatment, the strategy in Chicago among African Americans is arrest and prosecution.
Burbank PD Collects Thousands Of Pounds Of Opioids Bag after bag of pills were dropped off at the Burbank Police Department Saturday, part of the DEA's nationwide drug take back program. The goal is to curb opioid addiction by getting the drugs out of people's homes.
Southland Residents On Front Lines Of Opioid CrisisKCAL9/CBS2's Amy Johnson visited a rehab center in Santa Clarita on the heels of the president's declaration that his administration is taking on the opioid crisis