Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam's jungle canopy. They are scientists' prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the brown tree snake.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a drug treatment center to the Montana State Prison for threatening a staff member and other unspecified behavioral problems at the center, a corrections official said Thursday.
Westview High School student Raghav Tripathi's research on a promising “painless painkiller” that may reduce unintended side-effects and addiction associated with modern prescription pain medicine won him a $3,000 scholarship and a trip to ...
Merck & Co. Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Missouri consumers of the prescription pain reliever Vioxx in a deal that could cost the drugmaker up to $220 million, lawyers for the consumers said.
Drugmakers that market powerful painkiller medications will be required to fund training programs to help U.S. doctors and other health professionals safely prescribe the drugs, which are blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses each year.
Out-of-state trips by "prescription" tourists have complicated the challenges investigators face trying to stem the flow of painkillers, whose prevalence have made drug overdoses the leading cause of accidental death in dozens of states.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf could spend 15 months locked down in Montana, first in a secure drug treatment facility and then in a pre-release living center as part of a judge's sentence following Leaf's guilty plea for breaking into a house and...