Drug overdose

A fire medic holds a box containing naloxone hydrochloride which is carried in all their department's emergency response vehicles, in Akron, Ohio

With rising overdoses, British Columbia expands experimental prescription initiative

Health & Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed the progress made in parts of Canada to curb the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses.

an overdose naloxone kit in a woman's hands

In Vancouver, people who use drugs are supervising injections and reversing overdoses

Health & Medicine
A used container of the drug Narcan, which is used against opioid overdoses, lies on the ground in a park in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 26, 2017.

US life expectancy fell in 2016 for second year in a row

A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. at a local pharmacy.

Why the opioid crisis is an American problem