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Fentanyl Overdoses Doubled In The Past Year

The front line in the epidemic of drug overdoses in the U.S. has shifted from the prescription pad to the street, a new…
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7 Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sober During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for celebration, for being around people you love and enjoying good company and good cheer. If you're…
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Hospitals Increasingly Affected By Opioid Overdoses

Hospital admissions related to overdoses from heroin and other opioids rose 64 percent in the United States between 2005 and 2014, a government…
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North Dakota focuses on treatment as prisons fill up

Sitting behind his desk on a recent snowy morning, Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson described the recent spike in drug overdoses in…
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Pharmaceutical Companies Promote Profitable, Unproven Addiction Solution

Pilloried for their role in the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, drugmakers are aggressively pushing their remedy to the problem: a new generation…
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Is Heroin Getting More Dangerous?

The latest CDC data on heroin overdoses in the U.S. paints a grim picture, as heroin-related deaths rose 23 percent in 2015. Interestingly,…
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DEA report shows scale of heroin, fentanyl use growing

On Tuesday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released its annual National Drug Threat Assessment, which aggregates data from law-enforcement agencies nationwide to pinpoint…
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Philadelphia Mayor Creates Opioid Epidemic Task Force

In response to the city's growing issues with opioid addiction and overdoses, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has created a 16-member task force to…
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The $1,000 Shot That’s Changing How Prisons Approach Addiction

Some prisons in the United States are experimenting with Vivitrol, a once-monthly injection that helps individuals stay off opioids for up to a…
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U-47700, a.k.a. “Pink,” Now Listed as Schedule I Drug

The designer drug U-47700, commonly known as "Pink," is now officially listed as a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration, effectively…
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