The United Kingdom government's friendly stance towards vaping is helping more than half of adult smokers in the country quit, the highest number recorded since 1974.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing to scale back opioid prescriptions amid the national epidemic in an effort to curb addiction, but the policy is sparking fear and anger among some veterans.
Police decimated a major drug distribution ring supplying heroin and cocaine across five counties in New Jersey March 17, arresting 18 people across the state.
A man bound for a stint in rehab started foaming at the mouth on a flight to Florida Wednesday after overdosing on heroin and prescription pills, forcing the plane to make an emergency return.
State officials are linking the over-prescribing of painkillers by doctors to a massive spike in the heroin death rate in Colorado, which has quadrupled since 1999.
The rate of toddlers dying from accidental opioid poisoning is rising amid the national epidemic, and experts are blaming parents for irresponsibly storing the potent painkillers.
A 9-year-old girl escaped from a near-fatal situation Tuesday after her parents overdosed on heroin while driving their car through Cincinnati, Ohio.
A majority of teens abusing opiate based painkillers began their addictions through legally prescribed medication from a doctor, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
Heroin addiction is becoming increasingly common in workplaces throughout the U.S., particularly in cities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic.
Kids are overdosing on prescription painkillers at an alarming rate according to poison control, which receives one call every 45 minutes for a child suffering from opioid poisoning.
A disturbing majority of businesses in the U.S. are being negatively impacted by prescription painkiller abuse and addiction among employees.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is provoking more anger and fear from the marijuana industry after he compared the substance to heroin Wednesday, saying it will "destroy your life."
Democratic lawmakers introduced a proposal to place a fee on opioid prescriptions with the revenue going to combat rampant painkiller and heroin addiction across the U.S.
Police arrested the leaders of a massive heroin distribution ring that earned nearly $1 million annually and is linked to five overdoses in Pennsylvania.
Workers at a Goodwill recently received a lot more than a donation, finding five bags of marijuana stuffed into a cooler worth roughly $24,000.
A U.S. Navy destroyer seized nearly 600 pounds of heroin in the Arabian Sea Monday after discovering the stash of drugs during a routine boarding.
Four members of a drug ring are facing federal trafficking charges after attempting to smuggle more than 10 pounds of heroin on a plane bound for Hawaii.
A special education teacher is facing drug charges after officers in Oregon arrested her for possession of meth and heroin, which she brought onto school property.
The makers of the opioid painkiller OxyContin are facing a lawsuit alleging the company knowingly allowed pills to flow into the black market, feeding addiction.