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At-home test strips can detect fentanyl—but that’s just the first step to preventing overdoses
States are playing catch up as they try to decriminalize opioid tests that are accessible to the public.
The pandemic drove overdose deaths to a record high, but telemedicine may curb the trend
A new CDC report shows a nearly 30 percent increase in fatalities in 2020.
Can you overdose on weed?
You probably can’t blaze yourself to death, but that doesn’t mean there’s no such thing as a marijuana overdose.
How much chocolate would you have to eat for it to kill you?
Death by chocolate is only 7,084 Hershey kisses away.
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.
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.
A key tool to fighting the opioid crisis is in short supply
Is a price tag of $40 too high to save a life?
The CDC says more prescriptions of overdose reversal drug naloxone are needed
Getting naloxone could require navigating insurance, stigma, lack of pharmacist education, and cost.
Doctors have been overprescribing fentanyl for years and the FDA hasn’t been able to stop it
A new report shows up to half of potent fentanyl prescriptions were given inappropriately.