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.
Study Finds Link Between Painkillers and Heart Rhythm DisorderRecent study reveals that the most popular pain relievers may cause a possible heart disorder in the long run.
Heroin Abuse Group Focuses on Doctors, Junior HighOver the last six-and-a-half years, 1,645 people in the St. Louis area have died of heroin overdoses, a figure the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse calls "pretty horrifying."
Middle-Aged Women Experiencing Increase in Death from Painkiller OverdoseThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says approximately 18 women die everyday from a painkiller overdose.