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 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.
Illinois and the city of Chicago are receiving nearly $38 million in federal grants to fight the opioid eipdemic.
There's a new way to dispose of powerful drugs in just seconds, specifically those left-over prescriptions that might be sitting in your medicine cabinet. They can start an addiction.
A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic.
An Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
A new law that went into effect Friday allows Illinois pain patients to buy medical marijuana at a licensed dispensary as a way to curb opioid deaths.
For the first time in American history, one of the leading causes of deaths - vehicle crash - has been supplanted by opioid overdoses.
In a FOX 32 special report: the price of a life.
It's a problem of pandemic proportions as nearly one thousand people died last year in the Chicago area from opioid overdoses. That statistic includes four counties: Cook, DuPage, Will and Lake.