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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.
New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Opioid overdose death toll continues upward trend

Opioid overdose death toll continues upward trend

Study develops correction methods to provide more accurate estimates of opioid, heroin deaths

Study develops correction methods to provide more accurate estimates of opioid, heroin deaths

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Ohio

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Ohio

Research shows that opioid prescription practices at Mayo Clinic exceed upcoming guidelines

Research shows that opioid prescription practices at Mayo Clinic exceed upcoming guidelines

Analysis looks at use of multiple substances in reproductive-age women who use opioids

Analysis looks at use of multiple substances in reproductive-age women who use opioids

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

Cigarette smoking causes diverse harm that extends way beyond the lungs

Cigarette smoking causes diverse harm that extends way beyond the lungs

Opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses found among all age group in urban, rural settings

Opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses found among all age group in urban, rural settings

Medical responses to opioid addiction vary by state, analysis finds

Medical responses to opioid addiction vary by state, analysis finds

New review examines link between pain and opioid abuse

New review examines link between pain and opioid abuse

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery