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Painkiller Overdose

Matt Sledge

Lifesaving Drug Makes Strides After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Legal changes in the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's February death of a drug overdose have dramatically expanded access to a lifes...

Doc Charged For Murder In Overdose Deaths Called Patients 'Druggies,' Says Witness

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES -- A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in...

Painkiller Overdose Deaths Triple In Decade

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — The number of overdose deaths from powerful painkillers more than tripled over a decade, the government reported Tuesday – a tr...