A person dies of opioid overdose once every 13 minutes in the US. A researcher proposes a way using existing technology to remove the opioid target in people to prevent overdoses.
Aggressive marketing of prescription opioids by pharmaceutical companies provided doctors with scant information about potential harmful effects.
In 2016, drug misuse was cited as the top concern among New Hampshire voters. What remedies are the Democratic primary contenders putting forward to combat the opioid crisis?
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
The $270 million settlement may not mean a whole lot if Purdue files for bankruptcy as it's reportedly considering.
Naloxone programmes have sprung up in the UK and elsewhere, but drug death rates keep climbing.
Did you know that trauma, even when there is no tissue or nerve damage, can cause chronic pain? Exactly how much pain and who is most vulnerable depends on which 'stress genes' we carry.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
It is thought that in 2002 fentanyl, or a drug based on fentanyl, was used by Russian special forces to disable Chechen rebels after a four day stand off in the Dubrovka theatre in Moscow.