Medications

'Once you have it, you need it': Opioid epidemic still rages

As lawyers exchange mountains of paper and dicker over the details of a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Americans are dying from opioids by the tens of thousands in an epidemic that grinds on in state after ...

Medications

J&J faces possible $17 billion payout for pushing opioids

US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson faces a potential record $17 billion damages payout Monday when an Oklahoma judge rules whether its aggressive promotion of opioid painkillers was responsible for the state's addiction epidemic.

Medications

What happens when you overdose?

Your body is a delicately balanced chemical system, and if you take too much of a drug, you destroy that balance. That's what happens when you overdose.

Medications

Data shows flood of opioids across US, many of them generics

The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose ...

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