Instead of easing into retirement, many American grandparents are becoming parents all over again—raising grandchildren orphaned by the opioid crisis.   The trend is especially pronounced in rural, low-income white families living in states heavily burdened with substance…

African Americans and Hispanics have seen the sharpest rise in fentanyl overdose deaths, according to the first CDC analysis to single out the drug’s role in the opioid crisis, The Washington Post reports.

“Gottlieb has been shockingly good so far. I hope he doesn’t get fired,” worried Stanford’s Keith Humphreys, a Trump critic. Well, Gottlieb didn’t’ get fired, but the FDA commissioner did step down of his own accord Tuesday, Vox reported.

Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia launched a legal challenge Wednesday against what could be America’s first site for medically supervised opioid injections, NPR reports. This is the US government’s first intervention into the hot-button issue of injection sites and could…

In rural areas hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, officials struggle to estimate the problem’s scope and the resources needed to alleviate it.  

Opioids may be linked to a horrific birth defect where babies are born with their intestines hanging outside their body. From 2011-2015, the prevalence of gastroschisis rose 10%, according to new CDC data. The condition, also associated with young mothers, was 60% more…

In the midst of America’s opioid crisis, the successes of the 1990s HIV response are often held up as a blueprint for how to tackle threats to population health. But there are key lessons to be learned from its failures as well—and that requires “a less celebratory…

2018 wasn’t a quiet year in global health. Between human rights atrocities, reemerging diseases, and climate change, we’ve pulled together our list of problems that couldn’t be conquered in 2018, setting a busy agenda for 2019.  

Prescription heroin has shown promising results treating addiction in other countries—could it help quell America’s raging opioid crisis? The approach would be controversial in the US, but it’s worth a shot, found a new Rand Corporation analysis.

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.