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.
33 Charged In Michigan, West Virginia In Oxycodone TraffickingThe group included nine defendants from Detroit and one from Eastpointe, Michigan.
Doctor Allegedly Conspired With Drug Dealers, Sold Painkillers For Cash The 63-year-old doctor is also accused of overcharging Medicare and Blue Cross nearly $300,000 for the illegitimate prescriptions.
Bill OK'd To Offer Immunity For Reporting Drug OverdoseThe legislation was introduced after a teen died when party goers reportedly didn't get him help because they feared getting in trouble.
Federal Agencies Target Pipeline Of Heroin, Prescription Meds Coming To MichiganFederal law enforcers from six states are meeting in Detroit to discuss how to confront the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.
Former Players: NFL Teams 'Conspired' To Push PainkillersHundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.
44 Charged In Case Of Michigan-Ohio Painkiller PipelineSeven doctors, four pharmacists and three home health care owners are among those indicted in what prosecutors call a massive prescription drug pipeline.
Mich. Prosecutor Accused Of Prescription FraudAttorney General Bill Schuette has announced a fraud charge against a northern Michigan prosecutor accused of doctor shopping to illegally get prescriptions for painkillers.
CDC: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses At Epidemic Levels CDC Director Thomas Frieden said overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.