A new report shows that opioid overdoses led to more than 4,700 deaths in 2017. The CDC says the increase in deaths is likely due to synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl. Read More.
As the United States continues to struggle with its unprecedented opioid crisis, an expert says all Americans need to take action to prevent addiction and help those in need. Read More.
Almost 9,000 children and teenagers died from opioid poisoning from 1999 to 2016, an annual deaths increased threefold over the 18 years, a team of researchers at Yale University reported Friday. Read More.
Opioid-related deaths among teens and young children have nearly tripled since 1999, according to a study published Friday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More.
An employee at a Grand Rapids nursing facility kept more than 1,900 opioid tablets intended for clients for herself over two years, according to a state agency’s investigation. Read More.