Opioids accounted for 24% of medication malpractice claims, making it the leading cause of such claims from 2012 to 2016.
Rep. Tom Marino will no longer be considered to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. His decision comes just days after news reports revealed he played a critical role in passing legislation that weakened federal authority to control opioid distribution.
Hospitals say President Donald Trump's expected declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national crisis will have little impact on their strategies to combat abuse.
Indiana University is leading a five-year, $50 million collaboration with community partners to prevent and reduce addictions in Indiana, one of the largest state-based responses to the opioid crisis.
State health officials say they have received federal approval to expand addiction treatment for West Virginians covered by Medicaid.The waiver from the CMS was requested to improve care and outcomes by expanding services for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
Ohio healthcare providers are turning to acupuncture to treat pain in the midst of the opioid epidemic.
Addiction experts are skeptical that Cigna Corp.'s decision to stop covering opioid pain medication OxyContin will make much of an impact on the opioid abuse crisis.
The agency notified 74 manufacturers of so-called immediate-release opioids that their drugs will now be subject to the tougher requirements, although doctors would not be compelled to take part in the training.
A new study suggests the prescribing habits of emergency medicine physicians may help lower the risk of long-term use of opioids.
Proponents of safe injection sites, which include many providers, aren't deterred by California's failed attempt to become the first state in the nation to use such a tool in an effort to curb drug overdoses and infectious diseases.
Attorneys general from nearly three dozen states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives to opioid prescriptions.
River Edge Behavioral Health CEO Shannon Terrell calls for evidence-based treatments for those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse issues.