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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.
FDA Advisory Committee recommends approval of Alkermes' VIVITROL for opioid dependence

FDA Advisory Committee recommends approval of Alkermes' VIVITROL for opioid dependence

Kings Cross drug injection center to become permanent fixture

Kings Cross drug injection center to become permanent fixture

Alice Cepeda receives National Award of Excellence in Research for Hispanic drug abuse research

Alice Cepeda receives National Award of Excellence in Research for Hispanic drug abuse research

Illegal drug usage in older people reduces quality of life: Research

Illegal drug usage in older people reduces quality of life: Research

UCLA psychologist explains measure to overcome drug addiction

UCLA psychologist explains measure to overcome drug addiction

Methylphenidate facilitates recovery from drug addiction

Methylphenidate facilitates recovery from drug addiction

World becoming numb to HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS executive director

World becoming numb to HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS executive director

Obama administration touts federal efforts to combat health care fraud

Obama administration touts federal efforts to combat health care fraud

Prescription opioids can be gate way to illicit drug addiction: Study

Prescription opioids can be gate way to illicit drug addiction: Study

‘Decriminalize’ but not ‘Legalize’ drug abuse says Australian Sex party

‘Decriminalize’ but not ‘Legalize’ drug abuse says Australian Sex party

Study: Drug control efforts have caused a drop in methamphetamine treatment admissions in Mexico

Study: Drug control efforts have caused a drop in methamphetamine treatment admissions in Mexico

Titan completes 60% enrollment in confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study of Probuphine for opioid addiction

Titan completes 60% enrollment in confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study of Probuphine for opioid addiction

Study shows cigarette cravings result from habit, not addiction

Study shows cigarette cravings result from habit, not addiction

U.N. report released ahead of International AIDS Conference: HIV prevalence drops among young Africans

U.N. report released ahead of International AIDS Conference: HIV prevalence drops among young Africans

Deaths from heroin overdoses in Chicago's Cook County fall 16%: Study

Deaths from heroin overdoses in Chicago's Cook County fall 16%: Study

Article related to MN-166 mechanism of action included in PNAS USA

Article related to MN-166 mechanism of action included in PNAS USA

New guide to get pregnant

New guide to get pregnant

Study recommends women to avoid drug abuse during prenatal and breastfeeding periods

Study recommends women to avoid drug abuse during prenatal and breastfeeding periods

Nationwide campaign encourages teens to resist drug use, stay above negative influences

Nationwide campaign encourages teens to resist drug use, stay above negative influences

Alkermes receives tentative schedule notification for FDA advisory committee meeting on VIVITROL sNDA

Alkermes receives tentative schedule notification for FDA advisory committee meeting on VIVITROL sNDA