Roughly 5% of the state's babies are born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Families taking them in say they feel unprepared for the task.
About 85% of the children in state custody have a parent who struggles with substance use disorder. The system is straining to care for them.
To battle opioid overdoses, experts want businesses to think of naloxone like an EpiPen.
The Baltic nation has reduced opioid-related death rates. But how?
Prescription drug wholesalers, who sit between pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care providers, are expected to get an earful about their role in the opioid epidemic Tuesday. Executives from five companies will testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
Recently unsealed documents shed light on how the maker of OxyContin seems to have relied more on focus groups than on scientific studies to create an aggressive and misleading marketing campaign that helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.