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People may combine these two drugs for a heightened hallucinogenic effect.

A London teenager died after overdosing on ‘Calvin Klein,’ a party drug that’s a lethal mix of ketamine and cocaine

Katya Tsukanova, a talented violinist, collapsed and died on June 18 after taking the drug cocktail, which can seriously damage brain functioning.
A teaspoon of a caffeine supplement can be as strong as 32 cups of coffee.

A 21-year-old died after drinking a protein shake with a caffeine supplement so powerful it knocked him unconscious

Caffeine in coffee or tea can be safe in moderation, but highly-concentrated, cheap supplements found online can cause a fatal caffeine overdose.
A woman holds marijuana for sale at the MedMen store in West Hollywood, California U.S. January 2, 2018.

A Louisiana woman’s toxicology report suggested she’s the first person to overdose on marijuana, but an expert says it’s unlikely

The toxicology report of a New Orleans woman suggested she overdosed on marijuana, but the likelihood is small.
The average US life expectancy has dropped as suicide and overdose rates rise.

US life expectancy is experiencing its longest-running decline in 100 years, and it reveals a troubling trend

New reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that US life expectancy has dropped to 78.6 years.
Alyssa Noceda.

A woman was sexually assaulted as she lay dying, and her abuser was sentenced to less than three years

Brian Varela has been sentenced to less than three years in prison, which Alyssa Noceda's family called "a slap on the wrist."

‘Engineering overkill’: A potent new drug ‘1,000 times stronger than morphine’ is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t...

The US recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue. Doctors say it's unnecessary and ill-equipped to solve problems.

Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.

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.