According to a study, problem drug abusers who failed school and their jobs were more likely to die from a fatal overdose.
The CDC calculated that from 2010 to 2012, the death rate caused by heroin overdoses has doubled.
According to a new study, many prescription drug abusers do not know how to respond to an overdose.
In a new American Academy of Neurology statement, Dr. Gary Franklin concluded that long-term use of opioids might do more harm than good.
The FDA will "consider taking regulatory action" on powdered caffeine after a healthy teen died from an overdose.
A new CDC report found that strong painkillers are prescribed too often throughout the U.S.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a device called Evzio that reverses the effects of overdoses from opioids, including heroin and other prescription painkillers.
Reportedly in Anne Arundel County, there have been cases of heroin overdoses at a rate of more than one a day this year and hence to save overdose deaths officials announced they're putting a powerful drug in the hands of police officers.
According to a new study, doctors are still prescribing sedatives too often.
Chronic prescription drug abusers get their drugs from doctors, family members and friends, a new government study reported.
A new study reported that roughly one-third of seniors get prescription painkillers from more than one provider.
The Oscar-winning actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning in his New York apartment. He was 46.
In Pittsburgh, PA, a 'bad batch' of heroin could be responsible for the rise in deaths caused by overdose.
The FDA approved the first ever pure hydrocodone painkiller to be available in the United States.
Caffeine overdose is a rare occurrence but recent news shows that we should still be aware that it can accidentally happen to individuals who are more susceptible.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.