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Heroin is a very addictive chemical called diacetylmorphine. Heroin is a modified form of morphine, a highly abundant opium derived from the seedpods of the poppy plant.
Quality of drug supply declined in Vancouver during the COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

Quality of drug supply declined in Vancouver during the COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

Lifesaving drug for opioid use disorder underutilized

Lifesaving drug for opioid use disorder underutilized

Study shows how a non-opioid approach successfully manages women's pain after C-section

Study shows how a non-opioid approach successfully manages women's pain after C-section

UK experts share their work in the field of opioid use disorder research at 2022 Rx Summit

UK experts share their work in the field of opioid use disorder research at 2022 Rx Summit

Outpatient antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis improves outcomes, reduces costs

Outpatient antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis improves outcomes, reduces costs

Scientific statement highlights the uncertainty about health effects of marijuana

Scientific statement highlights the uncertainty about health effects of marijuana

Rapid, highly accurate drug detection vital to reducing the adverse impacts of addiction

Rapid, highly accurate drug detection vital to reducing the adverse impacts of addiction

UTEP to develop new initiative to reduce HIV in people who use drugs in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border

UTEP to develop new initiative to reduce HIV in people who use drugs in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Study uncovers neuronal circuitry that may play a key role in mediating pain-induced anhedonia

Study uncovers neuronal circuitry that may play a key role in mediating pain-induced anhedonia

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Heroin overdose deaths more likely to occur shortly after hospital discharge

Heroin overdose deaths more likely to occur shortly after hospital discharge

Fatal opioid overdoses four times more likely in the first two days after hospital discharge

Fatal opioid overdoses four times more likely in the first two days after hospital discharge

Study finds rise in methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths from 2015 to 2019

Study finds rise in methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths from 2015 to 2019

Hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder die at a rate comparable to heart attack patients

Hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder die at a rate comparable to heart attack patients

Study finds increasing disparities in opioid overdose deaths for Black people

Study finds increasing disparities in opioid overdose deaths for Black people

Marijuana use among college-age adults remains at historically high levels in 2020

Marijuana use among college-age adults remains at historically high levels in 2020

Discovery of new urinary biomarkers can boost the surveillance of synthetic drug abuse

Discovery of new urinary biomarkers can boost the surveillance of synthetic drug abuse

Mobile telemedicine unit found to be effective in treating opioid use disorder in rural areas

Mobile telemedicine unit found to be effective in treating opioid use disorder in rural areas