opiods

Toby Talbot/AP

Hawaii lawmakers were asked on Thursday to help make non-pharmaceutical alternatives more available to patients who use opiods, the addictive pain-killing drugs.

Leila Coker/AP

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its walls said.

University of Hawaii

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U.S. Navy / U.S. Navy

SALT LAKE CITY — As America's opioid crisis spiraled into a fentanyl epidemic, prosecutors say one young Utah man made himself a drug kingpin by creating counterfeit prescription painkillers laced with the deadly drug and mailing them to homes across the United States.

Associated Press/Toby Talbot

HILO, Hawaii — Hawaiʻi County has joined a multi-state lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid addiction and overdoses, according to officials.