Afghans are among “the worst victims of the failed war on drugs,” but the nearly 3 million people addicted to drugs in the country are seen as a societal nuisance and government shelters are scarce.   But at Mother Camp, hundreds of people receive free help each year,…

A shape-shifting landscape of overdose deaths in America is laid bare in a new CDC report naming the top 10 drugs involved in overdose deaths from 2011-2016, and quantifies the startling rise of fentanyl. While oxycodone topped the list in 2011 and heroin ranked first from…

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.

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.…

Understanding US drug pricing can feel like a fool’s errand—Axios took a stab at it. While the US spends more on hospital care and doctor visits than prescription drugs, one drug's price can tip the spending scales—like hepatitis C treatments that sent spending spiraling in…

Alireza Karimi’s father has just 1 bottle left of diazoxide pills he needs to keep insulin levels low in his fight against pancreatic cancer. The medication has become impossible to find in Iran since the US withdrew from its nuclear deal with the country and reimposed…

The FDA’s approval on Friday of a new opioid that’s 10 times more powerful than fentanyl has drawn criticism from the head of the agency’s painkiller advisory committee and others.  Fentanyl in various forms has been blamed for tens of thousands of overdose deaths in…

In 2012-2013, cough syrup laced with the chemical levomethorphan killed and sickened people from Pakistan to Paraguay. But by the time the WHO sent out an alert, the tainted batch from India had reached 4 continents and was untraceable in some places. The label “poor-…

The White House is looking to slash what Medicare pays for drugs to roughly match the cost in European countries. US residents pay more for meds than any other high-income country; some drugs cost 4 times more than in other countries, tweeted health secretary Alex Azar.