UK seizes nearly $50m worth of heroin

In one of the largest ever seizures of heroin in UK history, British law enforcement have seized £40 million ($48.7 million) worth of the drug after an international operation, the country's National Crime Agency (NCA) said Tuesday.

More people dying from drugs in urban areas than in rural areas

After nearly a decade when US drug overdose death rates were higher in rural parts of the country, drug death rates have shifted to be higher in urban areas, according to a new analysis from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

New Jersey sues Sackler family for opioid epidemic

The New Jersey attorney general's office filed a lawsuit against members of the billionaire family behind pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, alleging that the company's marketing strategies overstated the benefits of their opioid drugs while also minimizing the health risks and downplaying their potential for addiction.

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.