Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given...

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America’s opioid...

AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California’s medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room...

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking...

Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end...

Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US

One of the country’s largest American Indian tribes is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused the opioid...

Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

A large study offers more evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life, with repeated injuries and severe ones...

Study: Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks

Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European...

Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than...

Poll: Most Americans see drug addiction as a disease

A slim majority of Americans see prescription drug addiction as a disease that requires medical treatment, but most would not welcome those suffering from...