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Technologies to prevent drug diversion gain traction amidst opioid crisis

Misuse of prescription pills continues to be a growing public health problem in the U.S.It is estimated that 20 percent of adults, or...

Economic burden of opioid abusers accumulates months before formal diagnosis, study...

A study published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy earlier this month sought to address the economic burden of opioid abuse...

Overdose reversal drug naloxone green-lit for wider access in Michigan

Michigan will soon offer easier access to a medication that, for many people struggling with addiction, could be the difference between life and death.The...

Opioids claimed more lives than guns did in 2015

Opioid-related fatalities outnumbered gun-related deaths by nearly a margin of 3 to 1, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Canadian opioid crisis prompts calls for public health emergency

Health care experts in Canada are calling for a public health emergency, as opioid misuse continues to swell.“The reason that the U.S. and Canada...

New study finds that opioid painkillers do more harm than good...

The myth that opioid painkillers are an effective treatment for chronic pain has been debunked.A new study published in the journal Current Oncology Reports...

New opioid vaccines show promise in early tests

A new vaccine being developed by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute to block the pain-numbing effects of certain opioid drugs has shown promise...

Avoiding addiction to opioid painkillers

Four in five new heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers, according to the American Society of Addiction and Medicine (ASAM).“There’s a great deal...

Rising fatal overdose rates in Massachusetts outpace national average

New data shows that there’s no sign of improvement in the Massachusetts opioid epidemic.The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) reported earlier this month...

Trump Administration likely to treat drug abuse with anti-abuse drugs and...

An important but oft-overlooked facet of the Trump campaign involves his plans for dealing with a nationwide drug epidemic that claims roughly 47,000 lives...
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