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After a reformulated version of the opioid painkiller hit the market in 2010, some with opioid use disorder migrated from pills to heroin.
Aspirin is an effective pain reliever, but taking it comes with potential risks as well as benefits.
Could addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin and fentanyl be jeopardizing America’s standing as a global power?
But federal health officials say the nation’s struggle with painkiller and heroin addiction is far from abated.
The agency has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to stop selling Opana ER, a painkiller that’s been linked with outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C.
This over-the-counter drug is a leading cause of liver failure in the United States — and is especially dangerous for people with hep C.
Actions include expanding access to buprenorphine treatment and launching more than a dozen new studies on drug abuse and chronic pain.
The demographics of U.S. opiate addicts are evolving, as are the types of opiatesâ€”pills, heroin or a combination of the twoâ€”comm...
Part 1 of a two-part series discussing pain associated with hepatitis C, along with the risks related to painkillers.
NSAIDS or aspirin products are NOT used due to bleeding, kidney, and other problems for those with severe cirrhosis.
New infections of hep C are on rise for the first time since the mid-1990s. Here’s what’s going on and how communities can help stem tide.
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