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Prescription opioid potency increased as crisis grew  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Drug companies shipped enough prescription opioids shipped in 2012 for everyone in the U.S. to have nearly a 20-day supply, an Associated Press analysis finds more
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The Latest: AP: Opioid supply boomed as crisis worsened  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An Associated Press analysis of prescription opioid data shows enough drugs were shipped in 2012 for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have nearly a 20-day supply... more
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Q&A: Newly public data maps opioid crisis across US  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Opioid use and misuse 3 months after ED visit for acute pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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UChicago awarded $17 million grant to tackle opioid addiction in criminal justice settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Genetic behavioral screen identifies an orphan anti-opioid system  Science Magazine · 3 days
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Researchers estimate societal costs of the opioid epidemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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Penn State researchers explore how the opioid epidemic affects society  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Researchers receive $10 million grant to examine opioid addiction treatment for jail detainees  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths. more
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Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their... more
The Latest: Navajo Nation wants feds to address opioid risk  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Poverty tied to prolonged hospital stay for infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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