Heroin News and Research

RSS
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.
Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

Drug overdoses among adolescents and young adults on the rise

Drug overdoses among adolescents and young adults on the rise

Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients

Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

As syphilis invades rural America, a fraying health safety net is failing to stop it

Penn State-led project focuses on opioid addiction treatment in teens

Penn State-led project focuses on opioid addiction treatment in teens

Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows

Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

New perspective on how acute care surgeons can help reduce heroin epidemic

New perspective on how acute care surgeons can help reduce heroin epidemic

Impact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisis

Impact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisis

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection