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An analysis of nearly 8,000 heart transplants found that whether or not the donor had hepatitis C, 90% of recipients survived one year.
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.
The 2019 Liver Meeting in Boston provided an array of important findings about the treatment and prevention of chronic liver diseases.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
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.
The dietary supplement is derived from an Asian plant and has effects similar to opioids.
A pooled analysis of numerous clinical trials and real-world studies reached this conclusion.
Consistent use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder can apparently reduce this risk.
An analysis of newly diagnosed youths in California found they had limited access to opioid-related harm reduction services.
Three distributors and a drugmaker may avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid crisis.
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