Experts are warning that a common overdose antidote isn't strong enough to counteract a substance that is around 100 times more potent than fentanyl
A local heroin task force suggested that the city try what’s worked in several places outside the US: Spaces for addicts to safely get high without fear of law enforcement.
By Jo Tuckman
Parents of the students see the resignation of Tomás Zerón as an empty gesture since he's being rewarded with another high-level government job.
Touching or inhaling even a small amount of fentanyl can be fatal, so federal police in Canada are now carrying naloxone in case they come in contact with it.
Canadian doctors can now apply to get heroin prescriptions for patients who have not responded to methadone and other medically-assisted treatment options.
Congress voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill designed to combat the US opioid abuse problem, but the White House and some Democrats say it lacks proper funding.
By Tess Owen
Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how much money should be spent on drug treatment programs.
A new report from the DEA sheds some light on just how damaging the heroin 'epidemic' has been for the United States.
Opium farmers in the state of Guerrero are starting to complain loudly about toxic fumigation, cartel violence, and poverty. The new activism comes amid tentative political moves towards legalization.
As health officials across Canada scramble to get a grip on a rampant opioid crisis, addictions experts in Ontario say they are at a serious disadvantage because the latest data they have is two years old.
In the United States, fentanyl is a lesser-known opioid that has been overshadowed by heroin and OxyContin, two drugs at the root of the country’s overdose epidemic.
The music superstar died of an accidental, self-administered overdose of an opioid painkiller, the county medical examiner said in a death report on Thursday.
Canada's health department announced the ban on Wednesday. But experts are questioning the science behind the government's claims that W-18 is 100 times more powerful than the deadly opioid fentanyl.
A survey of European drug trends found that use is on the rise, and that competition is driving demand for higher-purity products.
As Canada struggles with rising overdose deaths, its federal health agency has proposed making heroin a legitimate treatment option for severe opiate addiction.
By Tess Owen
Similar arrests have taken place this year, where women from Minnesota were trafficking contraband from Laos.
The insurgents, who largely control the Afghan drug trade, are flush with cash and new recruits after the lucrative poppy harvest in Helmand province.
By Tess Owen
So many people are dying from overdoses in the United States that the number of organs available for transplant is now 270 percent greater than that available in 2006.