A judge is weighing a motion to dismiss Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of the powerful prescription opioid drug Oxycontin.
Attorney General Maura Healey has a civil investigation open against Injured Workers Pharmacy for potentially improperly prescribing opioids.
Federal data show that from 2006 to 2012, Massachusetts received 1.28 billion prescription pain pills.
Only 1 in 4 Massachusetts health care providers received training on addiction during their medical education, the survey finds.
The proportion of children entering foster care due to parental substance abuse rose from 14% in 2000 to 36% in 2017.
A state commission has released its final recommendations about the civil commitment process under the law known as Section 35.
A commission is reviewing Section 35, a state law that allows people to be involuntarily committed to addiction treatment.
The Care Zone van is one of a half dozen or so projects across the country testing models for this theory: If the U.S. wants to end the opioid epidemic,...
Researchers posing as patients called prescribers who say they offer Suboxone treatment. Half said they weren't taking new Medicaid patients.
Supervised consumption sites -- where people can safely consume drugs with supervision -- are controversial. A poll from WBUR shows a small majority of residents would support such clinics opening...
The poll also finds that most residents oppose involuntarily committing patients for addiction treatment.
Opioid-related overdose deaths were down in Massachusetts last year overall. But for women and some cities and towns, they increased notably.
Aaron Leibowitz weighs in on the significance of the verdicts in the Insys trial.
John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy after 15 days of deliberations. The case threw a spotlight on the government's efforts to go after...
Jurors will begin their 12th day of deliberations on Monday in the case against Insys Therapeutics Founder John Kapoor and four other former executives of the Chandler, Arizona-based company.
From 2004 to 2018, Purdue Pharma paid lobbyists in Massachusetts a total of $886,000 to protect its drugs.
The goal of the federal grant is to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 3 years and create national models to curb the opioid epidemic.
A new study found that suspicious prescribing is "only one factor" explaining the differences in opioid overdoses and death rates across the state.
Amid an opioid epidemic, neighbors say they fully understand the need for housing that is safe and supports people recovering from addiction. But the idea of two sober homes on...
Robin Wallace thought she made the right choice in forcing her son, Sean, into treatment. Now she thinks that contributed to Sean taking his own life.