NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation’s rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions. A second report released […]
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A nonprescription version of Nexium, the most popular medicine for frequent, severe heartburn, has just gone on sale. Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that over-the-counter Nexium 24HR is available for online […]
CHICAGO (AP) — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a […]
ATLANTA (AP) – Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday. “Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at […]
In a new documentary, “Deadly Dose,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the rise of prescription drug overdoses in the U.S.