Jan 9, 2014 An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Jan 8, 2014 The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Oct 25, 2013 Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse.
Oct 25, 2013 The FDA recommends making hydrocodone a Schedule II narcotic, like its more powerful relative, oxycodone.
Oct 9, 2013 There is a bail hearing Wednesday for the alleged mastermind behind the website Silk Road, where users could buy drugs, guns, and even hitmen.
Oct 3, 2013 The FBI has shut down Silk Road, the online anonymous black market.
Sep 2, 2013 The number of first-time heroin users in the U.S. is on the rise, and overall, heroin use went up 66 percent in 2011.
Oct 9, 2013 Amgen and AstraZeneca have both snapped up smaller firms that make cancer drugs.
Aug 12, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Aug 2, 2013 Texas and other states face shortages of drugs used in execution. But that demand isn't yielding a new supply.