DOJ Memo Calls For Death Penalty In Drug Cases

US | Joseph Lafave
Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures as he speaks at the California Peace Officers' Association 26th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day on March 7, 2018 in Sacramento, California. The attorney general is expected to reveal a major sanctuary jurisdiction announcement as the Justice Department sued California over its sanctuary policies. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

President Trump suggested the same thing

Lawmakers Weigh Eight Bills To Fight Opioid Epidemic

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Opiods in pill, powder and syringe on chalkboard with rolled twenty dollar bills. (Shutterstock/karenfoleyphotography)

‘It requires an all-hands-on-deck approach’

Thousands Of Jobs In Ohio Are Left Unfilled Because People Can't 'Pass A Drug Test'

Business | Tim Pearce
Opioid Pills. Opioid epidemic and drug abuse concept. Different tablets, pills, capsule on a pink background. Heap mix therapy drugs. (ShutterStock/Iryna Imago)

‘In Ohio alone, they have about 20,000 available jobs’

UVA Economist: Opioid Epidemic Not Result Of Economic 'Despair'

US | Patrick Drummond
Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opoid pain killing tablets. Prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on metal table for opioid epidemic illustration (Shutterstock/Steve Heap)

‘Deaths of Despair?’

How To Limit The Opioid Epidemic With Simple Brochures

Health | Reuters
A Cataldo Ambulance medic holds used doses of naloxone after medics revived a man in his 40's who was found unresponsive from an opioid overdose in the Boston suburb of Salem, Massachusetts, U.S., August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘Get these substances out of our medicine cabinets’

Want To Help The Opioid Crisis? Pass Tax Reform

op-ed | Roger D. Klein
heroin Getty Images/Spencer Platt

The opioid epidemic and the increase in disability recipients are symptoms of the same underlying ailment

Kellyanne Conway Is Not The Opioid Czar

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway attends a healthcare listening session at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Fake News

Kellyanne Conway To Lead White House Effort Against Opioid Addiction

Politics | Kyle Morris
White House advisor Kellyanne Conway. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)

The White House has a new ‘opioid czar’

Federal Judge Forces Fentanyl Dealer To Pay For Teen Customer's Funeral

US | Patrick Granger
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Announces Large Heroin Bust

Friend of the deceased went undercover to nail dealer

Trump Is Making Chinese President Xi Combat The Opioid Epidemic

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping make joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

China allegedly exports the deadly drug fentanyl

To Solve Opioid Crisis, President Trump Needs To Acknowledge Who Caused It

op-ed | Mytheos Holt
Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opoid pain killing tablets. Prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on metal table for opioid epidemic illustration (Shutterstock/Steve Heap)

The pharmaceutical industry has undeniable blame for this epidemic.

FACT CHECK: Do Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than ‘Gun Homicides And Motor Vehicles’?

Politics | Kush Desai
A man injects heroin into a vein in his hand. August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Bor Slana

Overdose deaths in the U.S. are set to again eclipse deaths from gun homicide and motor vehicle accidents.

We Can End The Opioid Epidemic, Trump Says

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they deliver joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House October 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Lee are meeting ahead of Trump's first official visit to Asia to attend the APEC and ASEAN meetings during the first two weeks of November. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘We have fought and won many battles and wars before and we will again’

Pharma Association Defends Law Weakening DEA's Opioid Enforcement

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Opioids in a baggie. David Smart/

Some Florida pharmacies sold nearly 14 times the number of opioids as a typical drug store

'South Park' Takes On The Opioid Crisis In Latest Episode

Entertainment | Bill Rizzo

Did you watch?

Trump's Pick For Drug Czar Faces Challenge After Damning Report

Politics | Alex Pfeiffer
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Tom Marino, Congressman of Pennsylvania, talks with Andrew Wilkow during an episode of The Wilkow Majority on SiriusXM Patriot at Quicken Loans Arena on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

‘No longer has my trust of that of the public that he will aggressively pursue the fight against opioid abuse’