Dr. David Kalainov from Northwestern Medicine and Todd Smith from DEA Chicago talk about the importance of keeping unused prescription drugs out of the household and away from children.
State Sen. Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) talks about how the pandemic has only worsened the lives of those struggling with opioid addiction and how lawmakers plan to address it.
Dr. Lawrence Iteld, founder of Iteld Plastic Surgery, talks about the industry-wide transition to less addictive painkillers as patients recovery from surgery.
Aisha Betancourt previews Black Balloon Day on March 6th, a day that honors the lives and memories of those lost to the opioid crisis.
Cook County reported more gun and opioid deaths in 2020 than any other year on record, officials said Friday.
Chris Gleason, chief clinical officer at BRIGHTSIDE Recovery, talks about how the pandemic has exacerbated substance abuse.
The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner, talks about the frightening number of opioid deaths in the county this year.
Cook County will see its deadliest year for fatal opioid overdoses when 2020 ends, the county’s chief medical examiner said Wednesday.
Oregon could be the first state in the US to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs. Instead of being arrested, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending free addiction recovery centers.
Kate Mahoney from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology talks about the importance of reaching out and getting help for loved ones during National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.
Soldiers and police in Mexico have seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators.
Over the past six months, we've witnessed some of the unintended consequences of the pandemic including a spike in anxiety, stress, isolation and depression, all of which ties into another epidemic that has not gone away - opioid addiction. Dr. Anand Parekh discusses it.
Authorities announced the largest international opioid takedown targeting drug traffickers through the darknet, which resulted in 179 arrests.
Opioid-related deaths in 2020 in Cook County have passed numbers from last year at this time, officials said.
Indiana will use nearly $1 million in federal funds to pay for the distribution of the opioid reversal drug naloxone to reach Hoosiers who are at risk of overdose, officials said Monday.
“Yes, we are already starting to see an increase in relapses," Dayry Hulkow, M.S., a primary therapist at Arete Recovery said.
Catherine Stefani said that city funds should not be used for this purpose, and she wants the billboard taken down.
FOX 32's Roseanne Tellez reports...
Purdue Pharma, the drug company that makes OxyContin, launched a $23.8 million ad campaign on Monday alerting victims where to file claims if they have been affected or harmed by the opioid.