(LOS ANGELES) -- A medicine used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose from drugs such as fentanyl will be available at all K-12 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the coming weeks, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced on Thursday. The Los... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the fentanyl crisis continues to sweep across the United States, lawmakers are focused on trying to stop the flow of fentanyl into their communities, but many are saying that curbing the supply from dealers is only part of the larger... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were covering the Iraq War in 2006 and embedded with U.S. and Iraqi forces when an explosion nearly killed them. Woodruff and Vogt were severely injured and rushed to the hospital in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- West Virginia had the highest opioid overdose death rate per capita in the country last year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OxyContin, a prescription drug that helped fuel the crisis, was heavily marketed in towns across the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Opioid overdose deaths in adolescents rose far more rapidly than the general population between 2019 and 2021, according to a new study of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. The study found that deaths from opioid overdoses in teens ages 14... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Democrats are calling on a government watchdog to investigate McKinsey & Company over claims that the consulting giant skirted federal conflict-of-interest rules, a sign of growing concern on Capitol Hill that lucrative government contracts are being doled out to firms with... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- It's been two months since New York City opened the first-ever overdose prevention center (OPC) in the United States, and public health experts said the clinic is already saving lives. OPCs are a form of harm reduction, which is a set of strategies... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Johnson & Johnson and the nation's three largest drug distributors agreed Tuesday to settle opioids-related claims by Native American tribes for nearly $600 million. The settlement, announced in a filing with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, is... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The family that owns Purdue Pharma is “close” to an agreement that substantially increases its financial contribution to a nationwide opioids settlement, according to a new court filing. The filing from Judge Shelley Chapman, who is mediating a dispute between Purdue Pharma... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A dozen drug manufacturers and distributors accused of fueling the nation's opioid epidemic face a jury for the first time Tuesday during opening statements at what could be the most consequential opioids trial so far. New York and two of its largest... Read More.
BY: DR. NICHOLAS NISSEN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Opioid overdoses have been on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage. Rather than existing separately, there appears to be an interplay between COVID-19 and addictions. Now, experts say the key... Read More.