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Proposed Illinois Law Requires ID for Opioid Prescriptions

A bill proposed by a Republican congressman would require people provide a valid ID for opioid prescriptions in the state of Illinois. The bill, HR...

LA County Substance Abuse Medical Director Says Diversity is Strength in...

While Los Angeles County is taking on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, only eight of California’s 58 counties have fewer opioid overdoses, says...

Philadelphia Cop Caught in Conspiracy to Sell Drugs Seized from Dealers

A Philadelphia officer is accused of playing a role in a multi-state conspiracy to distribute drugs seized from dealers. A federal investigation has been opened...

Buprenorphine could boost treatment time for opioid-dependent newborns

A new method has been discovered to slash the treatment time for babies born with opioid dependency as a result of drug use by...

From prescription to addiction: opioid abuse in seniors on the rise

The nation’s elderly population has a drug problem, according to recent findings from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “ is a...

Countries that make up 15 percent of the world’s population consume...

Countries composing 15 percent of the world’s population consumed in excess of 95 percent of the world’s opioid painkillers between 2011 and 2013, a...

Recent article downplays severity of opioid crisis, but data tells another...

An article published in the Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy earlier this year suggested that all the recent attention on the opioid crisis...

US to tackle opioid dependence by enforcing insurance laws, but future...

President Obama’s last major healthcare initiative and final report on the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force announced in October plans...

Synthetic opioid more than 10,000 times more powerful than morphine spreading...

A synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl has been responsible for a recent spate...

Americans use more prescription pills than tobacco

According to a recent report prepared by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over a third of American adults (35%) were...
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