As the US continues to grapple with a widespread opioid epidemic, alarming research from Seattle indicates that the local population is consuming so much oxycodone that it’s seeping into the local water supply.
The security of the US’ nuclear arsenal once lay in the hands of a few young men warped on hallucinogenic drugs. Records obtained by AP show that troops at a high-security nuke base in Wyoming bought, distributed, and used LSD.
Rates of marijuana use among pregnant women and nonpregnant, reproductive-age women increased from 2002 to 2014, according to a new study. Past-month pot use among pregnant women, which may lead to poor offspring health, jumped 62 percent.
Drug overdoses in the US increased by 23 percent from 2010 to 2014 and have doubled since 2000, according to a new study released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Heroin accounted for about 25 percent of all overdose deaths in 2014.
An Idaho woman has lost custody of her children after she gave her three-year-old daughter a smoothie containing marijuana to cease the girl's repeated seizures. "It was my last resort," the woman said.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has requested the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission open investigations into “potential coordination” by drug-makers Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk in raising insulin prices.
The number of children and adolescents hospitalized for prescription opioid poisoning more than doubled over the last two decades, according to a new study. The trend is part of endemic opioid abuse in the US.