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5 things to know about America’s synthetic-opioid epidemic

Government scientists say they're seeing the emergence of a new class of deadly drugs built to mimic the potent prescription painkiller fentanyl. What you...

Alabama to participate in learning lab to combat deadly opioid epidemic

Inappropriate opioid prescribing has fueled one of the deadliest drug epidemics in our nation’s history, claiming the lives of 78 people every day. Though prescription...

Why it matters: America’s opioid epidemic

THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in...

Alabama physicians partner with the AMA to combat opioid epidemic

The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. The CDC shows prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin killed more than 28,000...



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