A New CDC Study Shows a Dramatic Increase In Fentanyl Deaths
Between 2011 and 2016, drug overdose deaths in the United States involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl dramatically increased, according to a report released Thursday.
Where Are Opioid Overdose Deaths Most Likely to Occur?
The popular notion of the opioid crisis primarily affecting rural communities does not hold up, according to new research.
Americans Are Now More Likely to Die of Opioid Overdoses Than Car Crashes
Overdoses on opioid drugs—including heroin, prescription painkillers, and certain street drugs—were the top cause of unintentional, preventable deaths in the United States in 2017.
The Trump Administration's Latest Push Against the Opioid Crisis: Limiting Drugs Manufacturers
The proposal follows several other efforts to combat the ongoing epidemic on both the state and federal levels—some more effective than others.
Could a Name Change Increase Support for Safe Injection Sites?
A study shows that people feel differently about "overdose prevention sites" and "safe consumption sites."
The DEA Tightened the Rules for Legal Opioid Sales. Did That Drive the Market to the Dark Web?
After the 2014 rule change, sales of prescription painkillers went up among U.S. sellers on dark Web marketplaces.
An Off-Label Use of Cheap Strips—to Test for Deadly Contaminants in Drugs—Gets the Backing of Science
Research is beginning to show that cheap strips can accurately detect deadly fentanyl, and encourages people to get high more cautiously.
Philadelphia Clears the Way for Supervised Injection
Philadelphia has the highest opioid-overdose death rate of any American city.
Why a Safety Device That Can Stop Overdoses by Kids Isn't Widely Used
Safety valves that cost pennies per bottle could save thousands of kids from being rushed to emergency rooms each year. A doctor has campaigned to have the devices added to all liquid medicines, but so far he’s had limited success.