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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.
Study: 700,000 drug-related ED visits cost nearly $1.4 billion in 2007

Study: 700,000 drug-related ED visits cost nearly $1.4 billion in 2007

Two genes linked to binge drinking

Two genes linked to binge drinking

New study identifies recurrent wound botulism among injection drug users

New study identifies recurrent wound botulism among injection drug users

Omeros announces license agreement with Daiichi Sankyo for PDE7 inhibitors

Omeros announces license agreement with Daiichi Sankyo for PDE7 inhibitors

New treatment using naltrexone implants can reduce heroin dependency: Study

New treatment using naltrexone implants can reduce heroin dependency: Study

Scientists analyze relationship between drug abuse, recognition of basic emotions

Scientists analyze relationship between drug abuse, recognition of basic emotions

Study finds increased prescription drug abuse among teens

Study finds increased prescription drug abuse among teens

Reuters examines how Russia's 'drug problem' has 'become an AIDS problem'

Reuters examines how Russia's 'drug problem' has 'become an AIDS problem'

Quest Diagnostics releases new data on oral fluid testing system

Quest Diagnostics releases new data on oral fluid testing system

New York Times examines Russia's 'inadequate fight' against HIV/AIDS

New York Times examines Russia's 'inadequate fight' against HIV/AIDS

Beer cheers for health: Study look at beer, Mediterranean diet and heart

Beer cheers for health: Study look at beer, Mediterranean diet and heart

FDA warns public about extortion scam

FDA warns public about extortion scam

Unique vaccine produces long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice

Unique vaccine produces long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice

Safe vaccine protects mice against effects of cocaine

Safe vaccine protects mice against effects of cocaine

Researchers develop unique vaccine that produces long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice

Researchers develop unique vaccine that produces long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice

Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice - human trials likely

Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice - human trials likely

New study shows striking changes, variations by region in admission rates for substance abuse treatment

New study shows striking changes, variations by region in admission rates for substance abuse treatment

Lightlake acquires US Patent for method of terminating methadone maintenance

Lightlake acquires US Patent for method of terminating methadone maintenance

Preliminary results from Phase 1b/2a trial of MediciNova's ibudilast in opioid addicts announced

Preliminary results from Phase 1b/2a trial of MediciNova's ibudilast in opioid addicts announced

Using buprenorphine to treat opioid-dependent pregnant women may result in healthier babies

Using buprenorphine to treat opioid-dependent pregnant women may result in healthier babies