Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in...
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.
North Carolina officials cite drop in opioid overdose deaths
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina say the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has fallen for the first time in five...
Trump administration tightens opioid prescriptions for feds
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall, the Trump administration said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on court filings and data on the opioid crisis (all times local):
An Associated Press analysis of prescription opioid data shows enough drugs...
Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew
CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local):
Newly public federal data shows how drug companies increased shipments of...
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Social workers are providing a deep look into opioid addiction in a West Virginia county, where they say some addicts relapse as many as seven times before getting...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Preliminary statewide data released Tuesday shows that overdose deaths dropped 17 percent, from 733 in 2017...
SEATTLE (AP) — Public Health— Seattle & King County officials say drug-related deaths have continued to increase in the county, with fatal overdoses involving methamphetamine and fentanyl on the...
7 charged with drug trafficking in South Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they have arrested seven people who operated a large-scale prescription drug trafficking ring.
A news release from the Florida Attorney General's...
US appeals court says judge went too far on drug data order
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a judge went too far in blocking release of federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed.
Nebraska’s AG is lone holdout in pursuing opioid cases
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has fought prescription opioid abuse through public education campaigns, worked with lawmakers to tighten prescribing practices and...
Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.
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