The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout’s deadly fentanyl empire
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can...
ACLU: Kansas inmate could die without opioid-addiction meds
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas and Missouri affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons on behalf of an inmate they claim could die without a drug...
Son’s opioid addiction subjects mom to goodbye after goodbye
FOUNTAINDALE, Australia (AP) — Deb Ware stared in numb horror at her son, a frail, 22-year-old man in diapers who looked like he'd had a stroke.
Opioid crisis goes global as deaths surge in Australia
BLACK RIVER, Australia (AP) — The coroner's sense of futility was clear, as he investigated the death of yet another Australian killed by prescription opioids.
- Australian mother Deb Ware is in a race to save her son from a crippling addiction to opioids.
- When this Australian woman begged her doctors to fix her knee pain, they sent her away with opioids. Addiction and depression followed.
- This Australian man watched in horror as his friend was broken by an opioid addiction fed by Australia's easy access to the drugs.
Correction: Opioid Crisis-Where’s the Money? story
In a story Sept. 5 about the family that owns Purdue Pharma, The Associated Press, relying on information from a financial data website, erroneously reported the value of a single holding. That...