Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the makers of OxyContin, has patented a new drug...to combat opioid addiction.
According to a recent report, opioid-related deaths in Australia have nearly doubled.
The White House and Beijing remain at odds over the source of fentanyl entering the United States.
In an effort to fight the epidemic of addiction and overdoses, the governor of Illinois just signed the Alternative to Opioids Act.
In the face of a nation-wide epidemic of opioid abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration seems to be changing its tune on cannabis.
Anyone who has an opioid prescription in New York just became eligible for medical cannabis.
Data suggests that legal medical cannabis can lower opioid use and dependency while also helping addicts cope with withdrawal.
The Surgeon General is committed to solving the opioid crisis. But he's not sure that medical cannabis is the solution.
This could be a huge boost to New York's medical marijuana program.
In a continued effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Philadelphia health officials will start to offer medical marijuana to recovering opioid addicts.