From Heartache To Action: A Mother's Fight Against Opioid AddictionA suburban mother who lives in Lake Zurich, heartbroken from losing her son to opioid addiction, is taking extraordinary steps to save other lives.
Doctor Who Dispensed Drugs For Sex Sentenced To PrisonThe doctor admitted he had illegally prescribed oxycodone and Xanax to a patient whom he knew would sell the pills on the black market and then shared the profits with him.
Illinois Awarded $43.5 Million To Fight Opioid AbuseThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the Illinois portion is part of more than $1 billion the agency distributed to all states as part of its five-point opioid strategy.
Opioid Maker To Pay For Overdose-Antidote DevelopmentLast week, the number of lawsuits against the industry being overseen by a federal judge topped 1,000.
Mom's Prenatal Opioids May Stunt Kids' Learning, Study SaysLearning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants.
Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Allows Cannabis As Opioid AlternativeIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner Tuesday signed a bill allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed as an alternative for opioid prescriptions.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
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.
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.