Opioids

Report: Indiana opioid prescriptions fell by 35% since 2013

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A national report says opioid prescriptions in Indiana have decreased by 35.1 percent over five years.Read more

Opioid manufacturer in kickback scheme files for bankruptcy

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The company founder and four other former executives were convicted in Boston last month of running the bribery scheme. They face 20-year prison terms but are...Read more

Researchers pose as heroin users to find treatment gaps

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Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The "secret shoppers" were...Read more


Feds awards Indiana $1.2M for opioid response in rural areas

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A federal agency has awarded Indiana $1.2 million to further the state's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in rural areas.Read more

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

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The hope is that technology will extinguish patients' addiction, quite literally, with the flip of a switch.Read more

Pharmaceutical exec guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid

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A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that...Read more

News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public

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Attorneys for news organizations argued Thursday that the U.S. public should be allowed to see federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed as the nation...Read more

Eminem marks 11 years of sobriety

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The rapper, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, posted a picture of his 11-year chip on his Twitter and Instagram pages with the caption, "11 years - still not afraid."Read more

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

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U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.Read more


New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

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New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments alleging the drugmaker...Read more

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

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The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the...Read more