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McKesson is under scrutiny after claims it failed to identify, quarantine and investigate drug shipments that had been tampered with.
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.
A trio of British studies projected the impact of programs that provide clean injection-drug materials to people who inject drugs.
Existing federal law could permit prisons to negotiate a 90 percent–plus discount—without scaring off pharma.
Opioid overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes, drowning, fire, and falls.
Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But ’they don’t.
Researchers say given the many associated downsides and risks, opioids should not be a first choice for chronic noncancer pain.
Differences in the severity of the opioid epidemic are likely partial drivers of such variations.
A light-hearted look at serious issues, such as the rise in hepatitis cases, the opioid epidemic and fatty liver disease.
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.
Doctors are finding ways to diagnose and treat this difficult-to-reach demographic.
Fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent since last year, an astounding turnaround for one of the nation’s addiction hot spots.
1 percent of the adult population is living with a chronic case of the virus.
A new meta-analysis finds this population has a high success rate on hepatitis C therapy.
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