A striking rift has emerged between White House allies who worked to pass the First Step Act and the Justice Department officials now attempting to limit the number of inmates who might benefit from it.

Federal lawsuit alleges that Walgreens failed to stop opioid diversion as the epidemic spread.

Five pharmacy chains ordered 33 billion pills containing oxycodone and hydrocodone from 2006 through 2012. This accounts for almost half of the prescription pain pills distributed in the U.S., according to Post analysis.


Pockets of resistance to the events are cropping up across the country as mass shootings become more frequent and more deadly.

Michael Esposito, who once described himself as a Democratic lobbyist, has quintupled his firm’s revenue in part by claiming that he is close to centers of power in the Trump administration.

The untold story behind the cash gift from Bishop Michael Bransfield adds a new dimension to a financial scandal in the Catholic Church.

The princess’s story is a vivid illustration of how the hotel in Washington is perceived by some abroad as a portal to American power — and of how, in some cases, it can be exactly that.

West Virginia is a case study in how legal battles against drug companies don’t always balance the scales.

The lengths to which the former GOP fundraiser would go to impress Trump — and to advance his Ukraine agenda as ambassador to the E.U. — are a likely focus of his scheduled testimony in the House this week.

A subpoena delivered to church officials this week seeks any abuse complaints against Bransfield as well as documents related to a 2012 pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.

The health-care giant would pay two Ohio counties $10 million, reimburse $5 million in legal fees and direct $5.4 million to nonprofits for opioid-related programs in those communities.

We have received hundreds of messages from local journalists, educators, researchers, federal and local government workers, health-care professionals, volunteers, advocates and citizens interested in diving into the pain pills database.

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Faced with pressure to curtail suspicious opioid shipments, the drug industry fought back with every weapon at its disposal.

The companies and the industry alliance noted that the DEA approved the bill’s final language and that Congress passed the bill without dissent.

The Catholic cleric spent millions of dollars of his diocese’s money on sumptuous living during his 13 years in largely impoverished West Virginia.

She received funds totaling more than $250,000 from 1995 to 2016, at a rate as low as 2 percent, from the organization’s Florida affiliate, leading to more questions about economic benefits flowing to its leadership.

A federal judge had dismissed the lawsuit in June, calling it a “political statement.”

Vulnerabilities that allowed vast quantities of the drug into the United States went unaddressed for years as tens of thousands of Americans died from overdoses.

Look up data on nearly 83,000 pharmacies at the front lines of the opioid crisis.

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