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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.
VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use

VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use

An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time

An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among people with substance use disorders

Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among people with substance use disorders

Telemedicine for addiction treatment? Picture remains fuzzy

Telemedicine for addiction treatment? Picture remains fuzzy

Opioids after surgery left her addicted. Is that a medical error?

Opioids after surgery left her addicted. Is that a medical error?

Treating the new hep C generation on their turf

Treating the new hep C generation on their turf

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk

New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk

Medicaid coverage for methadone could improve outcomes for pregnant women with OUD

Medicaid coverage for methadone could improve outcomes for pregnant women with OUD

Research examines trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings

Research examines trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings

VTT-originated Spectral Engines creates portable device for rapid screening of suspected drugs

VTT-originated Spectral Engines creates portable device for rapid screening of suspected drugs

Experts issue new report with recommendations aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

Experts issue new report with recommendations aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

New survey finds huge decline in substance abuse, delinquency among teens

New survey finds huge decline in substance abuse, delinquency among teens

Opioid-free anesthesia reduces postoperative nausea, study finds

Opioid-free anesthesia reduces postoperative nausea, study finds

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery