Narcan, The Lifesaving Drug That Can Reverse An Opioid Overdose, Can Be Bought Over The Counter Soon
"This is like putting EpiPens, defibrillators out in the community. It's not something you ever want to use, but everyone should be glad that it is available because the alternative would be far worse."
The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Babies And Toddlers Like Never Before
“The study’s findings tell us that children, especially infants, are collateral damage in the current opioid crisis.”
Drug Overdoses Killed More Than 107,000 People In The US In 2021, Marking A New, Tragic, Record
“The pandemic has just poured fuel on the fire of the overdose epidemic,” one expert said.
Jail Time For An “Imaginary Crime”: It’s Almost Impossible To Overdose Just By Touching Fentanyl, But People Are Being Locked Up For It Anyway
“People should not be in jail for imaginary crimes,” one expert said.
New York City's New Overdose Prevention Centers Have Already Saved Lives. The Biden Administration Should Get On Board.
We are New York district attorneys and health officials. Here’s why New York City is opening sites for people to safely use drugs.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Made The Opioid Epidemic Even Worse
The US was already grappling with an epidemic of opioid overdoses. People in recovery say the coronavirus outbreak has made getting treatment a nightmare.
A Former Heroin Addict's Popular Instagram Account Is Trying To Fight The Opioid Epidemic With Humor
“I think one thing recovery has taught me is to accept that I have an off-color sense of humor.”
Here’s How One Small Town Beat The Opioid Epidemic
Little Falls, Minnesota, didn’t do anything revolutionary. They just made a real effort — and spent real money — treating addiction as a disease, not a crime.
The Opioid Epidemic Has Spurred A Large “Tent City” Of Homeless Native Americans
Native Americans in Minnesota are six times more likely to die of an overdose than white residents — the widest race-based disparity of any US state.
The United States Is Turning To China For Help Fighting The Opioid Epidemic
US officials say China has been cooperating with US efforts to curb fentanyl production.
These 12 Stories Show How Deadly The Opioid Epidemic Was In 2017
2017 was the year fentanyl became a household name. Here are 12 stories that show just how bad the US opioid epidemic has gotten, the hucksters who have profited, and how much it’ll take to get us out of it.
The Opioid Epidemic Is Actually Two Epidemics
50-year-olds are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers, while heroin is claiming more people in their 20s.