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While stealing drugs, the now former health care professional apparently mixed up syringes she had used with those meant for patients.
A recent survey found that pharmacies are insufficiently educating the public about unused opioid and antibiotic disposal.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Taking opioids at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, is also associated with overdose.
MLB’s drug policy was updated in response to the overdose death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in July.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
U.S. health care systems are seeking better solutions to the critical problem of drug diversion.
Consistent use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder can apparently reduce this risk.
The drug can quickly reverse opioid-driven overdoses.
An analysis of hepatitis B testing among women of childbearing age found a declining national rate but increases in several states.
The CDC has called for treatment of opioid use disorder to include screening for hepatitis C and referral to care and treatment.
The opioid epidemic is principally responsible for a recent increase in infective endocarditis in the United States.
A literature review shows promising signs that teenagers, like adults, can benefit from methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.
The mathematical model behind a new study is based on the patterns governing the spread of malaria via mosquitoes.
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