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Chemists think they’ve found a way to make opioids less addicting
The morphine of the future.
The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on drug overdoses
New data from the CDC shows overdoses over this past year were highest in the early months of the pandemic.
Cannabis might help curb chronic pain, reducing the need for opioids
Cannabis could play a bigger role in chronic pain management than researchers once thought.
With opioid overdoses on the rise, the U.S. should consider one proven safety measure: Giving people a safe place to do drugs
Safe injection sites work—why doesn’t the United States have them?
Social media posts might be able to help researchers understand and predict opioid overdoses
Tweets about opioid use match up with overdose deaths in Pennsylvania counties.
The CDC knows why U.S. life expectancy keeps dropping—but no one knows how to stop it
Three things are shortening American lives.
Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million settlement—but the national lawsuit rolls on
The deal did not require any admission of guilt by any of the companies.
A key tool to fighting the opioid crisis is in short supply
Is a price tag of $40 too high to save a life?
Purdue Pharma agrees to pay billions of dollars for the opioid epidemic—and it’s not done yet
The announcement comes two weeks after Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $572 Million to Oklahoma for its role in the epidemic.
Your annual checkup could soon include screening for illicit drug use
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends doctors should ask their patients about all the drugs they use.