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Martha Roby: Combating the opioid crisis at home and across the...

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There are countless important issues currently facing our state and nation. From our ongoing conversations with North Korea to the continuing need for enhanced...

Hill panel probing opioids abuse targets distributor firms

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Congressional investigators say wholesale pharmaceutical distributors shipped hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills to West Virginia, a state disproportionately ravaged by deaths caused...

Pharma Kaleo donates opioid overdose-reversing drugs to Alabama

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 A major pharmaceutical company previously criticized for inflating prices donated 1,744 doses of an overdose-reversing drug to Alabama’s volunteer rescue squads to combat the...

State House follows Senate’s lead, approves stiffer fentanyl penalties

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Following the State Senate's lead, the Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday voted to stiffen penalties for trafficking a powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl. Lawmakers voted 89-2...

State health officials announce Opioid Council report, action plan to fight...

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A council tasked with fighting opioid addiction in Alabama released its first formal report of its findings along with an action plan on Wednesday. The Alabama Opioid...

Martha Roby: Addiction is more than just statistics

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Did you know that more than 64,000 Americans died of a drug overdose last year? The majority of those were heroin or opioid overdoses. Our...

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

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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...

Luther Strange praises U.S. Senate for passage of CARA, bill to...

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Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), a bill aimed at providing states with the necessary tools to...

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