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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses opioid crisis
ABC NEWS Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing... 2 days
High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients
NEWS MEDICAL Among Medicaid recipients taking prescription opioids, high opioid doses and concurrent treatment with benzodiazepine sedatives are among the... 3 days
Opioid patients face several barriers to treatment, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a... 3 days
Researchers uncover gene that plays role in cocaine addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive... 3 days
A gene required for addictive behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Scientists have now uncovered that... 3 days
Study: Hepatitis C vaccine could drastically reduce transmission among injecting drug users
NEWS MEDICAL Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. 4 days
Study analyzes opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy among Massachusetts women
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that opioid overdose events decreased during pregnancy, reaching their lowest level during the third trimester, but then increased during the... 4 days
News organizations push for opioid data to be made public
ABC NEWS Two news organizations are making their case that federal data showing the distribution of prescription opioids should be made public 6 days
Alarming trend shows first-time smoking among young adults
SCIENCE DAILY Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising new results. 6 days
Research shows greater numbers of new smokers, e-cigarette users among young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising... 6 days
With More Opioid Use, People Are More Likely To Get Caught Up In The Justice System
NPR A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or... 1 week
What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL The American struggle to curb opioid addiction could become collateral damage in President Donald Trump's showdown on trade. 1 week
Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells
NEWS MEDICAL Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, researchers have been charged with finding other strategies to treat pain. Their efforts largely have... 1 week
Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender
SCIENCE DAILY Health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of opioid addiction and overdose deaths must better incorporate an understanding of how women fit into this epidemic. 1 week
Unsealed lawsuit: Opioid firm placed profits over people
ABC NEWS An unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee's attorney general says the maker of the world's top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background 1 week
Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that inhibiting a receptor on immune cells called macrophages may help relieve pain in some patients, particularly those with chronic neuropathic pain, such as those with conditions... 1 week
Data-sharing website may speed the response to new illegal drugs
PHYS.ORG The drug overdose epidemic currently gripping the nation is so tenacious in part because it's being driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that comes in many forms. Each... 1 week
Texas clinics busting traditional silos of mental and physical health care
NEWS MEDICAL Kerstin Taylor fought alcohol and substance abuse problems for two decades. She periodically sought help through addiction and psychiatric treatments to stay sober, but she continued... 2 weeks
Physicians suggest expansion of buprenorphine treatment to reduce opioid overdose deaths
NEWS MEDICAL Expanding the availability of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings would be a major step toward reducing overdose deaths, write two physicians... 2 weeks
Expanding primary care buprenorphine treatment could curb opioid overdose crisis
SCIENCE DAILY Physicians write that expanding the availability of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings would be a major step toward reducing overdose deaths. 2 weeks
Chronic pain remains the same or gets better after stopping opioid treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Stopping long-term opioid treatment does not make chronic, non-cancer-related pain worse and, in some cases, makes it better, researchers have found. 2 weeks
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