Drug / Substance Abuse

Nightfall in Philippine slum revives specter of deaths in drugs war

Nightfall in Philippine slum revives specter of deaths in drugs war

Published 05/02/2018

A man, whose wife was arrested during an anti-drug operation and has a bout of tuberculosis, coughs outside a window while his daughter plays with [more…]

New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

New York accuses Insys of deceptively marketing opioid

Published 02/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics Inc, appears in an undated photograph provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office [more…]

Arizona governor signs opioid crackdown legislation

Arizona governor signs opioid crackdown legislation

Published 26/01/2018

ICSS - Securing Sport 2015 - Harold Pratt House, New York - 3/11/15 Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, speaking at Day 1 of Securing Sport [more…]

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Published 19/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S. on April [more…]

Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

Published 21/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: A used container of the drug Narcan used against opioid overdoses lies on the ground in a park in the Kensington section of [more…]

Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

Published 01/12/2017

(Reuters) - Indivior’s experimental drug to help fight America’s growing opioid addiction crisis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late on Thursday, [more…]

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

Published 10/11/2017

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis. [more…]

U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl analogues

U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl analogues

Published 09/11/2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday that it would classify illicit versions of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at the same level as heroin, allowing criminal prosecution of anyone who possesses, distributes or manufactures illicit versions of the drug. [more…]

Billionaire Insys founder charged in U.S. opioid bribe case

Billionaire Insys founder charged in U.S. opioid bribe case

Published 27/10/2017

The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was arrested on Thursday on U.S. charges he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug, marking a step by authorities to fight the opioid epidemic. [more…]

Trump declares opioids a U.S. public health emergency

Trump declares opioids a U.S. public health emergency

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday, stopping short of a national emergency declaration he promised months ago that would have freed up more federal money. [more…]