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A new report warns the crisis could see a third wave if synthetic opioids continue to move into new U.S. markets.
Two new interactive (and free!) databases offer maps, policies and much more, courtesy of amfAR.
The drug can quickly reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death.
A recent study suggests that the U.S. opioid epidemic is linked to overprescription.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, effective statewide July 1. [VIDEO]
The spray requires no medical training.
Fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent since last year, an astounding turnaround for one of the nation’s addiction hot spots.
Experts say the deadly prescription painkiller could soon replace heroin entirely.
More than 72,300 Americans died last year as a result of a drug overdose.
As IV drug use increases across the country, overdoses, hepatitis C and deadly bacterial infections are also on the rise.
Compared with the general population, they have much higher rates of death from HIV, viral hepatitis and other causes during this time.
Bill de Blasio joins leaders in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle in declaring intent to open safe injection sites.
The drug can save the lives of people overdosing on opioids.
The city wants to reduce its number of opioid-related deaths.
The L.A. County Medical Examiner said the musician had taken several pain medications, including fentanyl, oxycodone and Xanax.
Public health experts at the university’s Meyers Center are searching for new ways to help track and address the epidemic.
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