An opioid overdose requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know exhibits any of the symptoms.

In the coming weeks, a federal task force will release highly anticipated recommendations on how to treat pain—and when to use opioids. It’s been a long time coming: As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives, the medical community is struggling to lower prescription rates while making sure pain patients have access to the medications they need. Read More