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Opinion: Cutting opioid supplies in our community with non-narcotic alternatives

If you’re a patient who’s had a surgery and dealing with acute post-surgical pain, why choose an opioid-based pain reliever when there are equally...

US health chief says opioid overdose deaths beginning to level off

The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary...

Martha Roby: Continuing our fight against the opioid crisis

While the news of the day and partisan bickering often distract from the issue, it is important that we remember our nation is in...

Doug Jones’ bill penalizes fentanyl exporters, calls out China

A bipartisan bill aimed at combatting the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic proposes new penalties on foreign countries that turn a blind eye to drug kingpins...

Richard Shelby, Doug Jones concur on key vote to combat opioid...

With the support of both Alabama senators, the U.S. Senate on Monday passed sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at combating the nation's deadly opioid epidemic. The legislation, H.R....

Lawmakers announce opioid overdose devices for high schools statewide

An auto-injection device that helps reverse an overdose from opioids, like heroin and prescription painkillers, is being offered for free to high schools across the state of...

Legislators tackle opioids

Alabama is at Ground Zero in the opioid overdose crisis — last year the state had the highest national number of opioid prescriptions, more than...

Steve Marshall urges Congress to close deadly fentanyl loophole

Fentanyl has caused fatal overdoses across the United States. Sometimes added to heroin or cocaine without the user knowing, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more...

Two Alabama Congressional Districts rank among highest opioid prescription rates in...

According to a recent study conducted by Harvard University, two Alabama Congressional Districts rank among the top five districts with the highest opioid prescription...

Bradley Byrne: Fighting the opioid epidemic

For too long, a problem of epic proportion has been growing outside of the headlines in the United States: the opioid epidemic. The reality...
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