Sold at gas stations across the country under names like “ZaZa Red” and “Neptune’s Elixir,” tianeptine use can lead to serious health complications and even death, officials say.
“I am a stupid songwriter y'all, but I have first hand witnessed this in a way most people have not," Jelly Roll told Congress. "Almost every person in this room has lost a friend, family member or colleague to the disease known as addiction."
In a significant development, a routine traffic stop in North Carolina unveiled a staggering amount of fentanyl, enough to potentially cause the death of 27 million people, exceeding the state's population.
The Supreme Court is wrestling with a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family who own the company from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.
The city of Minneapolis announces plan to give two parcels of city owned land back to the Red Lake Nation. The building on the land is to be renovated to become a cultural center for the Red Lake Nation's people to help tackle the opioid epidemic that strongly effects their people. The mayor held a press conference Thursday.
The city of Minneapolis announces plan to give two parcels of city owned land back to the Red Lake Nation. The building on the land is to be renovated to become a cultural center for the Red Lake Nation's people to help tackle the opioid epidemic that strongly effects their people.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) launched a new dashboard to help prevent and respond to drug overdoses, drug-related deaths and drug-related crimes.
Consumers will now be able to buy naloxone over the counter without a prescription online and in retail stores.
Rite Aid is facing numerous lawsuits regarding its alleged role in the opioid crisis
Roughly 20 states have legalized the test strips to stop rising deaths from the opioid crisis. The strips are still technically illegal in some states under drug paraphernalia laws.
Court grants billionaires liability protection from lawsuits seeking damages over the opioid crisis
Minnesota is a step closer to allowing designated spaces where people can use drugs in a controlled environment, but questions remain about whether that will happen.
In addition to legalizing recreational marijuana, several other changes to Minnesota drug laws were passed during the 2023 legislative session.
U.S. health regulators on Monday approved a new easy-to-use version of a medication to reverse overdoses caused by fentanyl and other opioids driving the nation’s drug crisis.
Authorities in Ohio are issuing another warning about the so-called “rainbow fentanyl" after hundreds of these pills were seized near Columbus.
Southside Harm Reduction Services of Minneapolis, Minnesota is applauding the FDA approval of over-the-counter Narcan.
The Biden administration moved Friday to require patients see a doctor in person before getting attention deficit disorder medication or addictive painkillers, toughening access to the drugs against the backdrop of a deepening opioid crisis.
Walgreens has agreed to pay the settlement within an eight-year period.
The animal sedative xylazine is flooding the illegal opioid market causing overdose, death and worse.
Meanwhile, U.S. life expectancy also dropped in 2021 to about 76 years, 5 months — a decrease of 0.6 years from 2020, the CDC said.