David Sackler says his family isn’t to blame for the opioid crisis. In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair, Sackler hit back against widespread accusations that the family firm, Purdue Pharma, spurred the crisis with aggressive and misleading marketing of OxyContin.

Yesterday, US health officials pledged $350 million to study local solutions to the opioid crisis. The 4-state effort will home in on selected communities, aiming to reduce their opioid-related overdose deaths by 40% over 3 years, Reuters reports.

During a much-anticipated dinner with President Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to help stem the flow of fentanyl to the US, Bloomberg reported.

Despite an overwhelming consensus that prompt, medication-based treatment reduces opioid deaths, such medications are hard to come by in America—and not because they doesn’t exist. To prescribe Suboxone—which reduces heroin cravings—US doctors must take an 8-hour class.…

A sweeping new opioid bill passed the US Senate Monday, which would target illicit fentanyl trafficking and expand telemedicine prescriptions for buprenorphine and methadone, currently limited by in-person prescription rules. It would also give the DEA more power to slash…

A new Associated Press investigation once again implicates China as the main source fueling the global opioid crisis, highlighting the ease with which deadly synthetic opioids like carfentanil and fentanyl can be procured from the country.   12 Chinese businesses are known…