People with an opioid addiction are at much higher risk for suicide than the rest of the population.
The trend has a big impact on states, whose budgets often already are overstretched responding to the drug crisis and other needs.
More than a third of those visits involved a diagnosis of mental illness.
The trial will for the first time provide access to evidence aimed at showing that drug companies flooded markets with opioids, knowing that they were addictive.
Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know.
The annual number of opioid overdose deaths will increase to 81,700 in 2025, the study projects.
The first 9 months of 2013, Purdue Pharma, the maker of the addictive opioid pain drug OxyContin, paid the Sackler family $400 million from its profits