The Democratic mayor of Philadelphia is touting the success of the city's beverage tax and lashing out at the "greed" of retailers as sales crater by as much as 50 percent.
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Critics are ripping into the Trump administration after a spokesman signaled the president will crack down on state marijuana laws and claimed weed exacerbates the opioid epidemic.
Fatal overdoses from heroin quadrupled over the last five years according to newly released federal data showing the substance accounts for a quarter of all drug deaths.
Police busted another major drug ring supplying large quantities of heroin, fentanyl and prescription painkillers to Staten Island in New York City.
Social services are finding themselves overwhelmed by the influx of children needing foster care, which officials say is being driven by increased heroin abuse.
Activists are lobbying for greater access to medical marijuana for a wide array of conditions, including to help fight opioid and heroin addiction ravaging New Jersey.
A Texas police officer and staff at a veterinary clinic are being heralded as heroes after they rescued a puppy suffering a heroin overdose.
Seniors are increasingly turning to marijuana to treat chronic pain and other debilitating conditions, even replacing existing prescription pills with weed.
Police are still searching for a bad batch of heroin linked to eight overdoses in less than 24 hours in a community in Indiana.
Trips on the $200 million Washington, D.C., streetcar will remain free for several years because officials are afraid of frightening potential riders away and never bothered to install a collection system when originally built.
Theft of prescription opioids from hospitals under the direction of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is skyrocketing and risking the treatment of wounded soldiers.
A new study finds a majority of parents who take prescription opioids do not properly store the pills, increasing the risks of children taking and overdosing on the drugs.
Police busted two former and two current college football players from the University of Charleston in West Virginia on heroin distribution charges Saturday.
Two parents are facing child endangerment charges after their eight-year-old son overdosed on heroin found in the home last month.
The first drive-thru weed shop in the nation will soon let Colorado residents order their marijuana like fast food.
The push by U.S. regulators to crush the electronic cigarette industry may be slowing in the wake of a joint study with researchers from the United Kingdom revealing that switching to vaping considerably cuts health risks.
Top advisers for President Donald Trump are touting the border wall as a way to stop illicit drug trafficking, but experts argue it will do nothing to curb demand or address the current opioid epidemic.
Authorities arrested two individuals during a major narcotics trafficking bust in Connecticut, seizing thousands in cash, hundreds of heroin bags and several semi-automatic firearms.
Lawmakers are attempting to slap heroin dealers with second-degree murder charges if they are connected to a fatal overdose, in an attempt to curb disturbing climbs in addiction and abuse.