A 29-year-old college dropout and Eagle Scout named Aaron Shamo allegedly made himself a millionaire by building a fentanyl trafficking empire with not much more than his computer and the help of a few friends.
The Pennsylvania attorney general is suing some members of the family that founded and controls Purdue Pharma over their role in the opioid crisis after a tentative settlement with 20 other states was announced.
Authorities have arrested a Berks County physician who they say prescribed illegal doses of opioids and aided in the sale of pills on the streets.
On Monday, the Bensalem Township Police Department unveiled a new initiative aimed at tackling the opioid epidemic by connecting users with treatment providers.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation's deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday.
Pennsylvania will receive another $75 million in federal aid to fight the opioid-addiction crisis, money that Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says will help with treatment, prevention and education.
A federal judge in Philadelphia has been grilling the city's top federal prosecutor over his opposition to a supervised injection site meant to address the opioid crisis.
Delaware public health officials say six people died of suspected drug overdoses over the Labor Day weekend.
Photos of young people lost to the opioid crisis are perched outside the federal courthouse as a judge Monday decides if Philadelphia can become the first U.S. city to open a supervised injection site.
New Jersey's attorney general says authorities have seized more nearly 40,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl as well as 22 firearms as part of two separate probes in Trenton and Paterson.
Brent Walker has struggled with addiction since he was just 9 years old.
U.S. drug overdose deaths had been most common in Appalachia and other rural areas in recent years, but they are back to being more concentrated in big cities, according to a government report Friday.
Dr. Raeford Brown was uniquely positioned to help the U.S. government answer a critical question: Is a new version of the painkiller OxyContin helping fight the national opioid epidemic?
U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.
Seven states and more than 60 prosecutors and other law enforcement officials are opposing efforts by Philadelphia's top federal prosecutor to block a proposed drug injection site from opening in Philadelphia.
Fourteen people have been arrested in what authorities called their largest operation to date combating the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.
State authorities say they've broken up a major fentanyl and heroin production mill in northern New Jersey that's been linked to dozens of overdoses, including 33 deaths.
New Jersey's Human Services Department says more than 32,000 doses of naloxone were distributed this week as part of its initiative to provide the opioid antidote at pharmacies in the state.
Legislation to further clamp down on powerful painkiller prescriptions in Pennsylvania has the state Senate's approval, although Democrats tried unsuccessfully to put limits on an exception for major surgery.