Baltimore health officials are running low on naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug used hundreds of times by bystanders in the past couple of years to save lives. Leana Wen, the city health commissioner, said demand has jumped significantly amid the drug epidemic, and the health department needs funding for more supplies. “We are rationing,”… Read More

NPR recently published online an interview Andy Beshear, Kentucky’s attorney general. In it, Beshear talks about the need for his office to crack down on Suboxone, the drug used to treat addiction, dispensaries. Below is part of the article and a link to the full text. How An Opioid Treatment Could Be Contributing To The… Read More

(CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to “the public health consequences of abuse.” “We are facing an opioid epidemic… Read More

Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Drug overdoses overall — most of them from opioid painkillers and heroin — are the leading cause of accidental death in the US, killing more people than guns or car accidents. In fact, while Americans represent only about 5% of the global population, they consume about… Read More