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The first drug for opioid withdrawal has gotten the green light — and it targets risky symptoms that others ignore
Lofexidine, sold under the brand name Lucemyra, is the first drug of its kind to target the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can trigger a cycle of use, addiction, and overdose.
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.
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.
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.
Fentanyl is a notoriously dangerous painkiller.
The opioid crisis has reached national proportions, but the rates of overdose deaths in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania are especially high.
In recent months while screening samples of street heroin, British police discovered a drug whose appearance they had been dreading — fentanyl.
Two new studies suggest states have been severely undercounting the number of deaths from drug overdoses.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and a recent New York Times investigation reveal a striking pattern of overdose deaths in the US.
Cocaine users are now dying of fentanyl overdoses, according to the New York City Department of Health.