Substance abuse runs rampant during pandemic

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.

New data shows opioid addiction has worsened amid pandemic

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.

Opioids settlement won't fix areas hardest hit, report says

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's tentative legal settlement over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis is unlikely to reverse the consequences of the epidemic in the hardest-hit towns and regions, according to a report released Wednesday.

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has embarked on a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's deadly opioid crisis by transforming itself in bankruptcy court into a sort of hybrid between a business and a charity.

Illinois sues pharmaceutical companies over opioid crisis

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson, alleging they carried out "unfair and deceptive" marketing campaigns contributing to the opioid crisis.