Citing the opioid epidemic, Gov. Christie announces plan for pharma companies to partner with the National Institutes of Health to develop non-addictive treatments.
People who are prescribed opioids for chronic, often agonizing pain, say they are treated like drug abusers even by closest family and friends.
In Philadelphia, a city at the heart of the opioid epidemic, both District Attorney candidates say they want discussions on opening a safe injection site.
Sen. McCaskill held a hearing on the marketing of opioids.
Audio of call that led to approval of Insys Therapeutics' Subsys brand of is a focus of Senate report - and Tuesday's hearing.
Just 10 percent of health-care providers were part of network plans in any given market.
The suits are part of a growing movement to force drugmakers to change their practices.
Pennsylvania's rate of opioid-overdose related intensive care unit admissions rose faster than any other large state analyzed separately by the researchers.
An overdose on heroin or prescription pain pills did increase the odds that patients would get medication-assisted treatment - by 12 percent.
One-fifth of girls' overdose fatalities were listed as suicides.
Two days after his advisers said he would not declare a national emergency, President Trump did so - as the commission he appointed to study the epidemic had recommended.
President Trump advisers on Tuesday said that he would not declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, despite a presidential commission's recommendation.
Death certificates are the best source of data for cause of death but are notoriously imprecise.
Cancer survivors, even a decade after successful treatment, are 20 percent more likely to be prescribed narcotic painkillers, study finds.
Cook County is the latest to tax sweetened beverages.
The city says it will explore the controversial proposal - considered by advocates a key in saving lives - but has done little so far.
Patients cut back on routine treatment. Involuntary commitments soared.
Don Sapatkin covers a wide-ranging public health beat and doubles as deputy health and science editor. He joined the Inquirerin 1987.