The pharmacy, the pills and the crisis

Walgreens dominated the nation’s retail opioid market from 2006 through 2012, buying about 13 billion pills — 3 billion more than its closest competitor.

front of Toyota Yaris

Toyota settlements in sudden acceleration cases echo previous safety scandals

This story was produced by FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer and environmental issues.  On the last day of 2015, Berta Orellana picked up her 7-year-old grandson from day care in a brand new Toyota and headed on a road trip with the boy and two …

Federal courthouse in Ohio

The Opioids Deal

Inside the plaintiffs’ war room, bleary-eyed, caffeinated lawyers worked on what would be one of the most important cases of their careers — the first bellwether trial in the national opioid litigation against the country’s biggest drug companies.

Nurses in emergency room

Trend in health workers falling victim to opioids

It’s been more than a year since Iyisha Keller was found unconscious in a bathroom at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Clements hospital in Dallas, a syringe labeled fentanyl in her arm. Keller, 36, had been working in the neonatal intensive care unit. She was pronounced dead in the emergency room.