Study: Fatal Drug-Related Crashes Now Outpacing Drunk Driving CrashesAccording to a new report in 2016, alcohol was involved in 38 percent of driver deaths while 44 percent of drivers killed tested positive for drugs.
Opioid Addiction In U.S.: 7 In 10 Say It's A Very Serious Problem – CBS News PollSeventy-one percent of Americans say the issue of opioid addiction is a very serious problem for the country, and most feel the federal government should be doing more to address it.
Fighting The Opioid Epidemic At Drop-Off SitesThey are placed into barrels of gasoline where they disintegrate. Lake County expects to collect 13,000 pounds of prescriptions this year.
Prince Heirs Sue Illinois Hospital Over Care During OverdosePrince's heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered from an opioid overdose, alleging that a doctor and various pharmacists failed to provide Prince with reasonable care, contributing to his death.
Woman Lost 2 Sons In One Night To Opioids; Fighting The Crisis Is Now Her Life's Work"Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day," Becky Savage said. "Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme."
Training To Help People Spot, Respond To Opioid OverdosesThe Lisle-Woodridge Fire District and the DuPage Narcan Program have scheduled the training session for Saturday.
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.
More Than 100 Lives Have Been Saved In The Suburbs Due To NaloxoneNaloxone donated by a Virginia pharmaceutical company is being credited with saving the lives of more than 100 people who had overdosed on opioids in the suburbs in 2017.
Chicago Surgeon Sets Up Medication Disposal ProgramDr. Jonah Stulberg is taking steps to ensure highly-addictive opioid medications don't fall into the wrong hands.
Several Counties In Illinois Sue Drug Companies Over OpioidsSeveral counties in Illinois are suing drug companies and physicians over the consequences of excessive opioid use.
Gov. Rauner Launches 24/7 Helpline To Combat Opioid EpidemicThe statewide helpline will provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.
Report Shows Major Differences Between Opioid Addiction In The City And SuburbsA report suggests a vast difference when it comes to addressing opioid addiction in the city and suburbs.