An analysis of more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the daily dose of opioids went way down.
By Kate Sheridan, STAT
Production of injectable opioids has nearly ground to a halt due to manufacturing problems, creating a shortage of staple medications used to treat a wide array of patients.
By Casey Ross, STAT
The study, called Monitoring the Future, was released Thursday by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan. It surveyed more than 43,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders across the country in early 2017 about their…
By Michael Rios
Here is the neuroscience behind how opioids overtake the human brain.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
By Paul Solman
As part of the NewsHour’s series on the opioid epidemic, Paul Solman interviewed Donna Dibo, a former addict who is participating in a jobs training program in Youngstown, Ohio. Dibo recalled her struggling with opioid addiction and its impact on…
Watch the discussion about what factors have fed the opioid crisis live starting at 11 a.m.
By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths "the top lethal issue" in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to "create and foster a culture that's hostile to drug use."…
By Brian Rinker, Kaiser Health News
When Heather Menzel arrived at the Bakersfield, California, bus station one day in February 2014, she hoped that the worst of her withdrawal was over and that a new life without heroin awaited.
By Robin Feldman, The Conversation
While opioids have become easier to obtain through illicit markets, a drug that could save countless lives has become increasingly out of reach.
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