America’s overdose epidemic projected to get worse
The annual number of opioid overdose deaths will increase to 81,700 in 2025, the study projects.
How one family allegedly made fortune on opioids
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
What are your odds of dying of ….
Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car crash, of a gunshot wound that a pedestrian accident.
Are you OK? Cellphone app detects opioid overdose
The app, called Second Chance, detects overdose-related symptoms about 90 percent of the time by tracking your breathing and movement.
Drug users seeking out deadly opioid fentanyl
More than half of drug users in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district say they purposely seek fentanyl, despite its dangers
Meth and opioid use during pregnancy rises, study
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
Childbirth in the Age of Addiction
While most mothers who get a bottle of pain pills when leaving the hospital won’t develop dependence or an addiction, some will.
How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation
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
Black Market For Suboxone Gives Some A Glimpse Of Recovery
A Suboxone black market exists in part because addiction treatment can be hard to find.
VA Adding Opioid Antidote To Defibrillator Cabinets For Quicker Overdose Response
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.
Most Hospital ERs Won’t Treat Your Addiction. These Will.
Despite an overdose epidemic that is killing nearly 200 Americans a day, the vast majority of hospitals do not offer addiction treatment to ER patients.
Suicide By Opioid: New Research Suggests Overdoses Should Be Classified As Self-Harm
Suicide rates have been steadily climbing, but their numbers are likely even higher.
Opioid Overdose Deaths Rose in 2017 Driven by Fentanyl
Nearly 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017, about 7 percent more than in the previous year, CDC report.
For Addicted Women, the Year After Childbirth Is the Deadliest
The opioid epidemic has addicted nearly 3 million Americans and killing more than 350,000. But pregnant women and new moms are particularly vulnerable.
Rival Opioid Makers Sought To Cash In On Alarm Over OxyContin
As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales of similarly dangerous painkillers