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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.
Marine fungus-derived aniquinazolin B could be a potential opioid alternative

Marine fungus-derived aniquinazolin B could be a potential opioid alternative

Breakthrough biosensors illuminate opioid dynamics in the brain

Breakthrough biosensors illuminate opioid dynamics in the brain

UCLA study finds insomnia drug suvorexant prevents opioid addiction in mice

UCLA study finds insomnia drug suvorexant prevents opioid addiction in mice

Pain doesn’t belong on a scale of zero to 10

Pain doesn’t belong on a scale of zero to 10

Survey: 82.7 million Americans impacted by overdose deaths

Survey: 82.7 million Americans impacted by overdose deaths

California pays meth users to get sober

California pays meth users to get sober

Clean needles save lives. In some states, they might not be legal.

Clean needles save lives. In some states, they might not be legal.

Study reveals sharp surge in illicit fentanyl seizures

Study reveals sharp surge in illicit fentanyl seizures

San Francisco tries tough love by tying welfare to drug rehab

San Francisco tries tough love by tying welfare to drug rehab

Fentanyl inhalation linked to irreversible brain damage

Fentanyl inhalation linked to irreversible brain damage

Study shows surge in buprenorphine prescriptions at community health clinics

Study shows surge in buprenorphine prescriptions at community health clinics

New technique tracks drug use through smartphones

New technique tracks drug use through smartphones

Rural jails turn to community health workers to help the newly released succeed

Rural jails turn to community health workers to help the newly released succeed

The path to a better tuberculosis vaccine runs through Montana

The path to a better tuberculosis vaccine runs through Montana

Opioid dependence in Scotland remains high but largely stable, study shows

Opioid dependence in Scotland remains high but largely stable, study shows

A paramedic was skeptical about this Rx for stopping repeat opioid overdoses. Then he saw it help.

A paramedic was skeptical about this Rx for stopping repeat opioid overdoses. Then he saw it help.

West Virginia city once battered by opioid overdoses confronts ‘fourth wave’

West Virginia city once battered by opioid overdoses confronts ‘fourth wave’

DNA aptamer-based sensors can accurately detect trace amounts of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine

DNA aptamer-based sensors can accurately detect trace amounts of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine

RMIT-led study highlights the urgent need for more drug testing facilities in Australia

RMIT-led study highlights the urgent need for more drug testing facilities in Australia

California hospitals, advocates seek stable funding to retain behavioral health navigators

California hospitals, advocates seek stable funding to retain behavioral health navigators

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