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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.
Opioid supply-controlling policies may have unintended consequences, finds study

Opioid supply-controlling policies may have unintended consequences, finds study

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Active cannabis dispensaries linked to reduced opioid-related mortality rates

Trial results support efficacy of incentivizing vaccine adherence

Trial results support efficacy of incentivizing vaccine adherence

Are public health ads worth the price? Not if they’re all about fear

Are public health ads worth the price? Not if they’re all about fear

San Francisco wrestles with drug approach as death and chaos engulf Tenderloin

San Francisco wrestles with drug approach as death and chaos engulf Tenderloin

Scientists develop new vaccine to counter the effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Scientists develop new vaccine to counter the effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Untangling the role of medical cannabis in surgical care

Untangling the role of medical cannabis in surgical care

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Research finds one-third of students misusing prescription opioids tend to use heroin later

Research finds one-third of students misusing prescription opioids tend to use heroin later

Study examines the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction

Study examines the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Study explores women's interest in long-acting injectable PrEP to prevent HIV

Study explores women's interest in long-acting injectable PrEP to prevent HIV

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities have greater risk for substance abuse

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities have greater risk for substance abuse

Nasal sprays are a known remedy for preventing opioid overdose deaths

Nasal sprays are a known remedy for preventing opioid overdose deaths

Clinicians may have to look beyond opioids to tackle nation’s substance use epidemic

Clinicians may have to look beyond opioids to tackle nation’s substance use epidemic

Study: UnityPhilly app can help fight America's opioid crisis

Study: UnityPhilly app can help fight America's opioid crisis

NICE guideline advises GPs to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain

NICE guideline advises GPs to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal