Mayor Bill DeBlasio says these "overdose prevention centers" will reduce drug overdoses in New York City. Similar efforts in other U.S. cities face legal challenges.
Narcan is the life-saving medication that can prevent death after an opioid overdose. Those deaths climbed 36% in Georgia during the first year of the pandemic, with rural communities hit harder than more urban areas.
The Hulu series Dopesick depicts the start of the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S. As the crisis continues to grow, here's how you can help those affected in your community.
Hulu's limited series Dopesick provides a cathartic piece of storytelling for those with connections to the opioid crisis.
In a ruling issued late Monday, state superior court Judge Peter J. Wilson found the companies, including Johnson & Johnson, aren't "legally liable" for the opioid crisis.
Cherokee Nation officials say their community has been disproportionately harmed by the opioid crisis. The drug companies deny any wrongdoing.
People who were addicted to OxyContin or lost loved ones who were addicted to the drug expect very little in compensation from the multibillion-dollar Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement.
The DOJ is seeking to block implementation of any part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy deal until legal challenges are settled. The deal granted Sackler family members immunity from opioid lawsuits.
Black communities face a growing share of overdoses, but addiction treatment resources and attention are still focused on white communities.
The Purdue Pharma bankruptcy process has focused on financial compensation to creditors, but court records include heartrending personal letters from families ravaged by Oxycontin.
As a landmark federal opioid trial nears completion, West Virginia communities are demanding $2.5 billion in compensation. Drug firms say they acted responsibly in shipping millions of pills.
Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney investigated the opioid crisis. He says it was created by pharmaceutical companies, distributors, pharmacists and doctors, all looking to profit.
Attorneys, forensic analysts and other financial experts working for Purdue Pharma spent nearly two years looking for evidence of wrongdoing by the Sacklers. Critics want the findings made public.
The Justice Department says the retailer ignored red flags for years, filling suspicious prescriptions for opioids and contributing to America's deadly addiction crisis. Walmart denies wrongdoing.
Damages could total in the billions. "Walmart had the responsibility and the means to help prevent the diversion of prescription opioids. Instead, for years, it did the opposite," the government said.