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In a court filing, New York said it has already documented $1 billion in transfers between Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family.
Purdue Pharma is under fire for its role in the opioid epidemic, and the company has reportedly agreed to a tentative settlement with 22 state attorneys general -- but not...
Participating jails are now offering all three federally-approved opioid treatment meds: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.
Public health experts say increased distribution of naloxone, the drug that can reverse an overdose, is helping more drug users survive an overdose.
The jail is set to become the state's first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction treatment.
Despite opposition from federal prosecutors, Joseph Curtatone is pledging to open a clinic where doctors and nurses would monitor illegal drug use and could reverse an overdose.
The sweeps have focused attention on the city's balancing act in trying to help drug users and maintain public safety in the neighborhood.
It's not hard to see the parallels between "Operation Clean Sweep" and well-documented human rights abuses happening elsewhere, writes Miles Howard.
And doctors, street workers and police say the drug, naloxone, is the reason why Massachusetts' opioid overdose death rate is dropping.
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.
Prosecutors cited several cases where prison sentences are longer than sentencing guidelines recommend and said a tough sentence could act as a deterrent.
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.
Because addiction can begin in the doctor’s office, many medical schools are rethinking the way they train the next generation of doctors. We spoke to four paving the way on...