'Drugged Driving': Opioid Epidemic Presents Growing, Ever-Present Danger On The RoadsAccording to the National Safety Council, Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than a car crash.
Philadelphia Becomes First City In US To Issue Guidelines To Doctors Who Prescribe Opioids After SurgeryCity leaders say doctors need to join them on the front lines as they aim to reduce the deadly addiction epidemic.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Homeless Encampments: Philadelphia's Latest Battle In War Against OpioidsLiz Hersh of the Office of Homeless Services called the encampments "a humanitarian crisis."
New Jersey Opioid Prescriptions Could Come With Stern Warning LabelsA bill making its way through the New Jersey legislature would require strict warning labels on all prescriptions for opioids in the Garden State.
Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Pennsylvania's Attorney General Pushes Back On Philly's Safe Injection SitesThe city's approach is unconventional, but it's also illegal, in the eyes of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Alabama Sues OxyContin Maker Over Opioid EpidemicState officials are accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP of deceptive marketing practices which fueled the nationwide overdose crisis.
Delaware County Authorities Unveil New Tool To Help Protect Police, First RespondersPolice and first responders in Delaware County have a new tool that detects chemical compounds to identify drugs, explosives or other materials.
NJ Funeral Director Speaks Out About Rise In Opioid Deaths: 'Sometimes...10 People A Week'Nick Renn works with 20 funeral homes in South Jersey. He says when he started in the 80's, overdose deaths were few and far between.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.