4 Pharmaceutical Companies Accused In The Opioid Epidemic Reach A $260M Settlement Just Before TrialHours before the first federal trial in the opioid epidemic was set to begin, four pharmaceutical companies reached a settlement totaling $260 million.
AG Nessel: Michigan To Join Tentative Deal With OxyContin MakersAttorney General Dana Nessel confirmed Thursday the state is joining a tentative multi-state deal with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the company's role in the opioid epidemic.
Michigan Gets $27.9M In Federal Funds To Fight Opioid CrisisThe state is getting $27.9 million in federal funds to help families and communities deal with the opioid crisis.
Parents Charged After 18-Month-Old Dies From Fentanyl PoisoningA couple has been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day.
77-Year-Old Mastermind In Multimillion-Dollar Opioid Scheme Jailed Without BondA 77-year-old Detroit-area doctor has been denied bond. A federal magistrate judge says Dr. Rajendra Bothra, a native of India, might flee the country if released.
Fentanyl Is The Deadliest Drug In America, CDC ConfirmsEvery 8 minutes someone dies from an accidental drug overdose. Most of the time, it's from fentanyl.
6 Metro Detroit Doctors Charged In Alleged Scheme To Prey On AddictsProsecutors say six doctors have been charged in a scheme that involved millions of opioid drugs and unnecessary medical procedures in southeastern Michigan.
Babies Born In Withdrawal New Complication In Opioid CasesThe expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born addicted to the drugs?
Michigan, Harvard Focus On Detroit Poverty, Opioid ProblemsThe University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit.
President Trump Tells Sessions To Sue Certain Opioid CompaniesPresident Donald Trump urged his Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue certain pharmaceutical companies that have contributed to the opioid crisis in the United States.
2 Michigan Doctors Among 5 Charged in Prescription Opioid SchemeTwo Detroit-area physicians and a medical clinic operator are among five women indicted in a scheme that issued more than 674,500 dosage units of opioid prescriptions.
Kid's Exposure to Addiction Drug Rose 215% in Three Years, Study SaysMore than 11,200 calls concerning children's exposure to buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder, were made to US poison control centers from 2007 to 2016.
Farmington Hills Police Collect Unused Prescription DrugsResidents can safely and anonymously remove prescription drugs from their homes at a take-back event at the Farmington Hills Police headquarters on Saturday, April 28. Farmington Hills Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency will host the event.
Detroit Boy Dies From Accidental Opioid Exposure, Officials SayAlmost five months after the death of an 8-year-old Detroit boy, health officials today have revealed the cause of death.
Some Lawmakers Say Some Police Ill-Equipped For OverdosesThe bill's sponsor says some rural police aren't properly equipped to rescue people undergoing heroin or prescription opioid overdoses.