The causes driving the opioid crisis are more complex than just the actions of pharmaceutical companies. A fragmented health care system, ineffective policies, and current federal and state laws are all contributing to the level of difficulty when it comes to combating overdoses and addiction within the United States. Read more
What Oklahoma's $270 Million Settlement with Purdue Pharma Means for the 1,000-Plus Opioid Cases Still Pending
This is the biggest state opioid settlement yet, and lawyers and addiction patients' advocates are waiting eagerly to see what precedent it will set. Read more
IN THE NEWS: China Has Promised to Crack Down on Fentanyl. Here's What That Could Mean for Overdose Deaths in the U.S.
As part of a wide-ranging deal between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, China has reportedly pledged to designate the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl and similar drugs as controlled substances, subjecting those who sell them to harsher punishments and potentially slowing their flow into the U.S. Read more