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There’s a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works — but it’s nearly impossible to get

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar, but experts say we already have an evidence-backed solution: medication-assisted treatment.

A mysterious ‘supplement’ with a viral following has been linked to salmonella — and the outbreak is still spreading

Kratom has been linked to a growing salmonella outbreak that now involves 132 people across 38 states. The drug is raising concern among health officials.

The US Surgeon General issued a rare advisory telling Americans to carry a lifesaving drug overdose treatment — here’s how to use it

A former paramedic told us how to use naloxone, or Narcan, the life-saving drug overdose reversal medication that the US Surgeon General told everyone to carry.
Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards.

Prince died with ‘exceedingly high’ levels of a drug that’s 30 times stronger than heroin in his system, according to a new report

A new report from the Associated Press confirms that fentanyl played a big role in Prince's death.
President Donald Trump

Trump will reportedly unveil a plan to combat the opioid crisis that includes the death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump will roll out a plan to combat the opioid crisis that includes the death penalty for some drug dealers according to a new report.

A deadly drug epidemic sweeping the US has caused ER visits for overdoses to jump 30%

Every year, thousands of patients receive a prescription for drugs ranging from morphine to fentanyl — and every year thousands of people die from an overdose.
Donald Trump and Barack Obama

Trump administration says it’s ‘concerned’ about opioid crisis that ‘exploded’ under Obamacare

President Donald Trump's Council of Economic Advisers noted in a post Wednesday that the opioid crisis and Obamacare implementation occurred that the same time.

A mysterious supplement with a viral following has been officially declared an opioid by the FDA

"As the scientific data [has] clearly revealed, compounds in kratom make it so it isn’t just a plant — it’s an opioid," FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.

Tom Petty died from an accidental drug overdose involving painkiller Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a notoriously dangerous painkiller.

A drug that claims to boost focus has been tied to 36 deaths — but you can still buy it online and from a vending machine

A pill that's been credited with delivering super-human strength, feelings of euphoria, powerful pain relief, and better focus has killed 36 people.