Reformulation of the OxyContin to make it more difficult to abuse directly led to a large rise in hepatitis C infections as drug abusers to injectable heroin
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
Purdue Pharma considered capitalizing on the addiction treatment boom — while going to extreme lengths to boost sales of its controversial opioid.
Seven overdoses were reported January 17th. Some victims reported injecting heroin and others snorting a crushed pill that may have been fentanyl.
Even as the opioid epidemic continues, the toll of methamphetamine use, also known as meth or crystal meth, is on the rise, too.
Suicides and drug overdoses kill US adults at twice the rate today as they did just nearly two decades ago.
The app, called Second Chance, detects overdose-related symptoms about 90 percent of the time by tracking your breathing and movement.
More than half of drug users in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district say they purposely seek fentanyl, despite its dangers
In the first half of 2018, there were 81 deaths linked to fentanyl, versus 48 deaths recorded during the same time period last year, a 70% increase in deaths.
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy has increased substantially over the last decade in the U.S., particularly in rural counties, a new study has found
While most mothers who get a bottle of pain pills when leaving the hospital won’t develop dependence or an addiction, some will.
With lethal amounts of fentanyl showing up in heroin and other drugs throughout the country, active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before
The VA is adding naloxone kits to AED cabinets in its buildings across the country, an initiative that could become a model for other health care organizations.
Many employers — ill-equipped or unwilling to confront an issue they are at a loss to handle — turn a blind eye to addiction within their workforce.