"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.
Arizona’s attorney general is having misgivings about agreeing to Purdue Pharma’s proposal to settle litigation over the opioid crisis.
The Drug Enforcement Administration was “slow to respond” as America grappled with a rising opioid epidemic, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Tuesday that faulted the agency for cutting back use of a key enforcement tool and continuing to raise production quotas even as the number of deaths rose.
By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years.
The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 11 people face charges accusing them of involvement in an opioid ring that allegedly stole identities of health care providers to write fake prescriptions. Four of the defendants indicted are currently on the run.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says a traffic stop in Chino Valley led to police officers seizing drugs and the arrests of drug dealing suspects.
Phoenix Police say they confiscated 2,000 fentanyl pills, along with cocaine, marijuana, handguns and nearly $10,000 in cash from a man who admitted to selling drugs.
Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in the first step in a complex, multibillion-dollar plan by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against it by state and local governments over the nation's deadly opioid disaster.
Wednesday's news of a $12 billion deal being reached with 2,000 local governments over the nation's opioid crisis is being met with mixed reviews by attorneys general across the country.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reached a tentative deal Wednesday with about half the states and thousands of local governments over its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic, but criticism by several state attorneys general clouded prospects for an end to litigation against the company and the family that owns it.
Officials with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office say two men were arrested after a deputy found two packages of pills inside their vehicle.
Family members of a 6-year-old girl who likely overdosed on opioids have been charged with abuse and first-degree murder.
A man has been arrested in connection to the death of rapper Mac Miller.
Medical examiners say a Northern Arizona University football player died of an opioids overdose.
New details have been released on the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
An offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family to settle some 2,000 lawsuits over their contribution to the national opioid crisis is receiving growing pushback from state and local officials who say the proposed deal doesn't include enough money or accountability.
An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to clean up the problem.
The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More trials and legal settlements are likely to follow the ruling in Oklahoma as the nation looks for answers and solutions to a massive societal and legal problem.
A deadly drug is pouring into the United States at an alarming rate, and on Thursday, DEA agents in Phoenix announced they have seized more than one million fentanyl pills so far this year.
Two pharmaceutical companies have reached settlements totaling $15 million to avoid being defendants in the first federal trial on the drug industry's accountability for a nationwide opioid crisis.