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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.
State roundup: Texas disability fight; rights of fetus asserted in Neb.

State roundup: Texas disability fight; rights of fetus asserted in Neb.

First Edition: September 2, 2011

First Edition: September 2, 2011

Princeton researchers match images of brain activity with complex thought

Princeton researchers match images of brain activity with complex thought

Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort that aims to prevent opioid abuse

Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort that aims to prevent opioid abuse

Methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among young MSM

Methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among young MSM

Study explores factors for misuse of prescription opioid in young injection drug users

Study explores factors for misuse of prescription opioid in young injection drug users

NIDA awards $3.5M to BUSM/BMC for 'Linking Infectious and Narcology Care' project

NIDA awards $3.5M to BUSM/BMC for 'Linking Infectious and Narcology Care' project

New vaccine formulation may help heroin addicts maintain abstinence

New vaccine formulation may help heroin addicts maintain abstinence

Novel vaccine for treating heroin addiction

Novel vaccine for treating heroin addiction

Stimulant addiction from bath salts causing serious and long term problems

Stimulant addiction from bath salts causing serious and long term problems

IAS, NIDA announce recipients of third annual joint research fellowships

IAS, NIDA announce recipients of third annual joint research fellowships

Roundup: Mass. doctors eye care management funds; Fla. groups fear Scott will block federal grants

Roundup: Mass. doctors eye care management funds; Fla. groups fear Scott will block federal grants

Synthetic cannabis ban in NSW from 1st of July

Synthetic cannabis ban in NSW from 1st of July

Obese teenage girls more likely to develop high-level nicotine addiction

Obese teenage girls more likely to develop high-level nicotine addiction

Scripps Research receives $2.2M NIH grant to develop novel therapeutics for substance abuse

Scripps Research receives $2.2M NIH grant to develop novel therapeutics for substance abuse

Research provides new understanding of how heroin affects the brain

Research provides new understanding of how heroin affects the brain

Supreme Court of Canada opens hearings on safe drug injection facility

Supreme Court of Canada opens hearings on safe drug injection facility

Study offers hints to why Parkinson's so selectively harms dopamine-producing cells

Study offers hints to why Parkinson's so selectively harms dopamine-producing cells

Omeros' PDE7 program expands addiction franchise

Omeros' PDE7 program expands addiction franchise

CT with 3D scanning can effectively identify contraband smuggling

CT with 3D scanning can effectively identify contraband smuggling