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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.
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

Annapolis Coalition selects 7 behavioral health organizations for Pacesetter Award

Annapolis Coalition selects 7 behavioral health organizations for Pacesetter Award

Longer looks: Autism researcher's legacy; methadone for prisoners

Longer looks: Autism researcher's legacy; methadone for prisoners

The Lancet publishes phase 3 clinical study data on VIVITROL for treatment of opioid dependence

The Lancet publishes phase 3 clinical study data on VIVITROL for treatment of opioid dependence

Kava tea may cause kidney failure and muscle breakdown

Kava tea may cause kidney failure and muscle breakdown

RegenceRx supports DEA program to raise awareness on unused prescription drugs

RegenceRx supports DEA program to raise awareness on unused prescription drugs

Unintentional prescription opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.

Unintentional prescription opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S.

Facts become greatest casualty in war on pain medications

Facts become greatest casualty in war on pain medications

Stepped up measures to tack rising painkiller abuse

Stepped up measures to tack rising painkiller abuse

Plans to combat painkiller abuse

Plans to combat painkiller abuse

Biological Psychiatry publishes Omeros' PPAR-gamma addiction program

Biological Psychiatry publishes Omeros' PPAR-gamma addiction program

Study finds marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy

Study finds marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy

New research: Methadone can affect brain and impair intellectual functions

New research: Methadone can affect brain and impair intellectual functions

New concerns over prescription narcotics use

New concerns over prescription narcotics use

Study: 6 out of 10 male drug-abusers direct violence against their partners

Study: 6 out of 10 male drug-abusers direct violence against their partners