Business News Drug distributor McKesson Corporation will pay a $150 million fine and some sales will be suspended in four states after U.S. regulators alleged it failed to report suspicious orders of linked
Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in the United States that transfers over $1.5 billion (bn) annually from its customers in the U.S. and Canada, is now available in Massachusetts.
Fentanyl remains chief culprit in early 2016 data in several cities, states The U.S. opioid crisis shows no sign of receding as a new year begins, with the latest data from several hard-hit cities and
My new patient didn’t mention his back pain until the very end of the visit. As he was rising to leave, he asked casually if I could refill his Percocet. I told him I am not a pain or a back specialist
AN ALL-TIME record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once rare, these avoidable deaths
The funding will treat opioids as a public health, not criminal justice, problem. After years of a crisis that has killed tens of thousands of Americans annually since 2010, Congress has finally put some
Congress passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care.
Prescription opioid-related dependence and abuse cost the country an estimated $78.5 billion, new study shows A handful of companies are trying strong medicine to limit employees’ use of prescription like
Canada's largest mental-health and addictions hospital is calling on Ottawa to launch a review of all prescription painkillers available across the country and to pull high-dose opioid medications off
It’s hard to skim through health headlines and not come across another story about the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Now that our society has finally begun reaching a place where both health professionals
As the 12th national prescription drug take-back day ended at 2 pm today, one new approach to fight opiate diversion—the misuse of prescription opiates–is whether offering economic incentives such as credit”
UNNATURAL CAUSES SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring
Nearly 19,000 people lost their lives to opioid overdoses in 2014, a quadrupling of these deaths in just 15 years. The devastation wrought by the prescription opioid crisis, and the subsequent related
As Julia Luria explains in a September 19 article for Mother Jones, that's largely a result of the the spike in opioid addiction in the United States. Opioids include illegal drugs like heroin, but also