- The Latest: Attorney raises uncertainty about baby's killing Updated: Apr-22-16 6:48 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Latest on the death of a 1-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation (all times local):
- Eastern Tennessee unveils prescription drug abuse center Updated: Apr-22-16 1:39 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - East Tennessee State University has announced the formation of a new research center that will focus on combating the prescription-drug-abuse epidemic in the region.
- Sen. Johnson emphasizes border control in heroin hearing Updated: Apr-15-16 7:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - With heroin use and opioid-related deaths on the rise in Wisconsin, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is focusing on cutting off the flow of drugs through the Mexico border.
- Durbin, Duckworth: Drugmakers, take back your addictive meds Updated: Apr-14-16 10:50 pm
CHICAGO - Two Illinois Democrats are calling on the pharmaceutical industry to help dispose of leftover medications that could feed addiction.
- Senators express disgust over sex crimes by UN peacekeepers Updated: Apr-13-16 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday decried an epidemic of sex crimes committed by United Nations peacekeepers and called on the State Department to act more urgently to end the abuse by cutting off foreign aid to countries that won't hold their troops accountable.
- Ohio to register pharmacy technicians, limit painkillers Updated: Apr-12-16 4:41 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thousands of pharmacy technicians would be licensed by the state for the first time as part of efforts to fight Ohio's addictions epidemic, under budget proposals announced Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.
- 'Dreamland' author speaks about New Mexico's opiate crisis Updated: Apr-11-16 10:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The author of an award-winning book that called attention to the nation's opiate epidemic on Monday described the resurgence of opiates, saying dealers used the framework of a pizza delivery system to peddle heroin while medical providers prescribed unprecedented levels of hydrocodone and other drugs for pain.
- Bay County plans another public forum on heroin epidemic Updated: Apr-10-16 1:42 pm
BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Bay County is planning another public forum as part of an ongoing effort to deal with a heroin epidemic as declared by the health department and law enforcement officials in June.
- Connecticut to conduct statewide health emergency exercise Updated: Apr-10-16 9:26 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's Department of Public Health is conducting a statewide exercise to test the effectiveness of the state and local emergency response system to an infectious disease outbreak, such as a pandemic flu.
- Ex-users, addiction experts to discuss NY's heroin epidemic Updated: Apr-08-16 12:53 am
ALBANY, New York - Addiction experts, police, public officials and former users are coming together to discuss New York state's heroin and opioid problem.
- The Latest: Ohio governor announces courage awards Updated: Apr-06-16 10:10 pm
MARIETTA, Ohio - The Latest on activities surrounding Gov. John Kasich's State of the State address (all times local):
- White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus Updated: Apr-06-16 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
- Addiction epidemic fuels runaway demand for 'sober homes' Updated: Apr-06-16 11:47 am
CHICAGO - The nation's epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as "sober homes," where recovering addicts live together in a supervised, substance-free setting to ease their transition back to independence.
- Idaho biologists investigating bats as deadly disease looms Updated: Apr-03-16 2:29 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Chances are you've seen them just after sunset - dark winged bodies flitting against a pale sky.
- NY state budget: $166M to fight heroin, opioid epidemic Updated: Apr-02-16 8:34 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state will spend $166 million to expand and strengthen programs to fight heroin and opioid addiction.