By Tess Owen
The pharmaceutical industry and its affiliates invested over $880 million on lobbying and campaign contributions in the US between 2006 and 2016
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.
Fentanyl has killed scores in Canada's poorest neighbourhood. Many have taken matters into their own hands in the fight against overdoses.
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.
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.
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.
Local news reports cited sources close to the investigation who said that the painkiller was found in the pop star's system at the time of his death.
Prince died one day before he was scheduled to meet a specialist in addiction and pain management, and Percocet was reportedly found on his body.
The drug Percocet was reportedly found in Prince’s possession when his body was discovered, but doctors said it’s still possible that the flu caused his death.
Roughly 5.5 billion people — three quarters of the world's population — have insufficient or no access to morphine, codeine, and other controlled substances used for pain relief.
By Nilo Tabrizy
Governor Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would allow Maine pharmacists to dispense naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, without a prescription.
Police in Edmonton announced Wednesday they seized four kilograms of W-18, a synthetic opioid, in powder form during a raid carried out in December during a fentanyl investigation. It's 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
There's been growing concern in Canada over the illicit use of fentanyl, which has been linked to a surge in the number of overdose deaths across the country.
By Tess Owen
The president has unveiled an ambitious new plan to combat addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, and other related drugs.
Health experts from around the world authored a report on the excesses of the drug war that they hope will encourage officials to undo some of this damage at the coming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.
By Tess Owen
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first federal guidelines for doctors prescribing addictive painkillers such as OxyContin.
There are over 90 supervised injection services around the world, mostly in Europe, and Australia. In North America, however, Vancouver is still the only city to officially provide spaces for users to consume their drugs.