Fifty times more powerful than heroin, Fentanyl is driving a surge in overdose deaths and ratcheting up the stakes in the opioid crisis. Where does the synthetic drug come from, and how can it be managed? William Brangham reports from…
By Michael D. Regan and Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
One Kentucky program is eyed by other jurisdictions as a way to get addicted parents into recovery and help them care for their children at home.
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.
Easy access to prescriptions through friends and family facilitates more than half of the opioid misuse in the U.S., according to a survey of more than 50,000 adults.
By Catherine Caruso, STAT
People with mood disorders are at increased risk of abusing opioids, and yet they received many more prescriptions than the general population, according to an analysis of data from 2011 and 2013.
By PBS NewsHour
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it. His new report describes the lethal impact and widespread scope of addiction. William Brangham speaks with Murthy for more…
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