White House Panel Recommends Declaring National Emergency on Opioids

By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 31, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s commission on the opioid crisis asked him Monday to declare a national emergency to deal with the epidemic. The members of the bipartisan panel called the request their “first...

A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS July 13, 2017 RICHMOND, Ky. — Just 24 hours old, Jay’la Cy’anne Clay already was having a rough day. Convulsions rocked her tiny body as she lay under warming lights in the nursery of the Baptist Health...

Opioid Prescriptions Fall After 2010 Peak, C.D.C. Report Finds

By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — The amount of opioid painkillers prescribed in the United States peaked in 2010, a new federal analysis has found, with prescriptions for higher, more dangerous doses dropping most sharply — by 41...

Prince’s Death: One Year Later, Unsolved Mysteries

By SHEILA M. ELDRED, SERGE F. KOVALESKI and BEN SISARIO April 7, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — It is one of the great mysteries in recent American pop culture: the death of Prince almost one year ago and the circumstances that led him to...