The US Government Has Charged Hundreds of People With Health Care Fraud and Aiding the Opioid Crisis

Federal prosecutors have charged hundreds of people with allegedly defrauding the US government’s health care system out of a combined $2 billion. And many of the charged are doctors who are also being accused of aiding the opioid crisis by illegally prescribing more than 13 million doses of powerful, addictive…

Feds Bust Over 35 Suspected Dark Web Vendors, Seizing Everything From Drugs to a Grenade Launcher

The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday the “first nationwide undercover action to target vendors of illicit goods” on the dark web, the portion of the internet only accessible via specific software like the Tor network. According to the DOJ, the operation involved at least five federal agencies and entailed…

The U.S. Opioid Crisis Is So Devastating, It's Made More Organs Available for Transplant

New research out today in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights yet another impact of the opioid crisis: More people have gotten the organ donations they’ve needed in recent years because of more deaths caused by drug abuse and overdose. The research also suggests these donated organs aren’t any less safe…

Your Coworker's Outdoor Smoke Break Could Still Contaminate Your Cubicle, Study Finds

Smoking has been banned in most public indoor spaces within the US for years now—and for the better—but that doesn’t necessarily mean nonsmokers are free from toxic cigarette chemicals. New research published Wednesday in Science Advances suggests that not only can the chemical residue left behind by cigarette smoking…