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.
Peoria Center Distributing Free Opioid Overdose KitsEach little red bag contains three doses of the drug overdose antidote Naloxone and three retractable syringes.
Police: Wipe Shopping Cart Handles To Avoid Possible Fentanyl ExposureAuthorities say deadly drugs like fentanyl can be left on the handles in powder form and enter the victim's body through contact with the skin.
Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In ER PatientsThe results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted.
County Executive Responds to Affton Opioid Problem Heroin is so big of a problem in Affton that some shoppers at a strip mall say they have to step over people on the sidewalk with needles in their arms.
Wash U Professor Says President's Opioid Declaration is Not EnoughProfessor David Patterson Silver Wolf thinks President Trump's opioid declaration doesn't do enough
Trump Raises Possibility of Withdrawing Drug Czar NomineeSen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Monday she will introduce legislation to repeal the 2016 law.
Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study FindsAccording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the country's opioid epidemic claimed over 33,000 lives in 2015.
Express Scripts to Limit Opioids; Doctors ConcernedThe new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients.
Power Fentanyl Linked to OverdosesA more powerful fentanyl is making it's way across the country.
States Call on Pharmaceutical Companies to Stop EpidemicState treasurers are asking the McKesson Corporation to help fight the heroin epidemic.

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