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The biggest increases in alcohol-related deaths are among middle-aged women, according to a new study.
After a reformulated version of the opioid painkiller hit the market in 2010, some with opioid use disorder migrated from pills to heroin.
The opioid epidemic is likely fueling increased rates of deceased organ donors categorized as posing a high risk of passing on such viruses.
Existing federal law could permit prisons to negotiate a 90 percent–plus discount—without scaring off pharma.
Researchers say given the many associated downsides and risks, opioids should not be a first choice for chronic noncancer pain.
A column in The New York Times Book Review offers a mini syllabus for America’s ongoing addiction crisis.
In some non–U.S. nations, health care providers can prescribe medical-grade heroin and supervise patients as they take it.
Fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent since last year, an astounding turnaround for one of the nation’s addiction hot spots.
Researchers modeled the differences between testing focused on baby boomers versus universal screening.
Researchers analyzed data on more than a quarter of a million teens and young adults attending federally qualified health centers.
The Canadian harm reduction center will provide medical marijuana at little to no cost as a safer alternative to opioids.
Inhabitants are facing mounting hepatitis A, addiction and overdose risks.
Experts say the deadly prescription painkiller could soon replace heroin entirely.
The harm reduction facility could be the first in the nation.
A group of experts has issued a call to arms, spotlighting missed opportunities for addiction treatment in hospital settings.
As IV drug use increases across the country, overdoses, hepatitis C and deadly bacterial infections are also on the rise.
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