The easy availability of cheap heroin and other opiates has exploded in New Hampshire, where more than 300 people died of drug overdose deaths in 2015. The crisis has prompted state leaders to offer plans on how to improve addiction…
By Judy Woodruff, Rachel Wellford
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones examines the dramatic surge of heroin use in the U.S. in his new book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." Quinones paints a graphic portrait of the national problem in a…
By PBS NewsHour
Biologists have created strains of yeast that can brew morphine from sugar, opening the door for cheaper medicine but also easy-to-make illicit drugs.
By Nsikan Akpan
Newborns Addicted to Painkillers: Study Finds Troubling Spike in Cases…
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