Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless GelThe retail giant said Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.
Study Finds Connection Between Painkillers and Heart AttacksA new study finds high doses of over the counter painkillers are bad for your heart.
Sen. McCaskill Asks Drugmakers About Opioid Sales PlansA Democratic senator says she is looking into whether drugmakers are contributing to an overuse of painkillers by Americans.
Nixon Signs Bill For More Access To Anti-Overdose MedicineResidents soon will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses without a prescription under a new law signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Police: Prescription Drug Addictions Cause St. Louis' Heroin RiseSt. Louis County police detective says four-of-five people who are addicted to heroin admitted they started using prescription pain-killers.
McCaskill says Missouri Needs Tighter Drug MonitoringMissouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.
New Study Shows Painkiller Misuse Increase in MidwestPrescription painkillers misuse soars throughout Missouri over the past decade.
Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could GrowDozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois' new pilot program, but the list doesn't include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.
Study: Missouri Prescribes More Painkillers Than IllinoisA new federal study finds it is a lot easier to get painkillers from your doctor in Missouri than in Illinois.
Ex-Players: NFL Illegally Used DrugsFormer St. Louis Cardinals wide-receiver Roy Green is among a group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers.
Study: Kids Given Codeine Despite RisksA local pediatrician says not to let your child's doctor prescribe the powerful painkiller codeine without talking about alternatives first.