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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.
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

International Harm Reduction Conference to focus on HIV/AIDS epidemic

International Harm Reduction Conference to focus on HIV/AIDS epidemic

Researchers examine burden of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in China

Researchers examine burden of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in China

Alcohol - the worst drug!

Alcohol - the worst drug!

Kings Cross drug injecting center gains permanent status

Kings Cross drug injecting center gains permanent status

Reuters examines how harm reduction policies in Switzerland could serve as model for reducing spread of HIV/AIDS among IDUs

Reuters examines how harm reduction policies in Switzerland could serve as model for reducing spread of HIV/AIDS among IDUs

UCLA researchers receive NIH grant to study HIV-positive men from LA County jails

UCLA researchers receive NIH grant to study HIV-positive men from LA County jails

Few legitimate opioid users are getting information to keep medications safe

Few legitimate opioid users are getting information to keep medications safe

Omeros receives additional NIDA grant for clinical studies in Addiction program

Omeros receives additional NIDA grant for clinical studies in Addiction program

Buprenorphine implant decreases opioid usage in persons with opioid dependence

Buprenorphine implant decreases opioid usage in persons with opioid dependence

The Partnership at Drugfree.org issues statement on FDA approval of VIVITROL for opioid dependence

The Partnership at Drugfree.org issues statement on FDA approval of VIVITROL for opioid dependence

JAMA publishes Probuphine Phase 3 clinical trial data

JAMA publishes Probuphine Phase 3 clinical trial data

Alkermes' VIVITROL medication for treatment of opioid dependence

Alkermes' VIVITROL medication for treatment of opioid dependence

FDA approves Vivitrol for treatment of opioid-dependent patients

FDA approves Vivitrol for treatment of opioid-dependent patients

Research on spatial memories may lead to potential treatments for addiction and obesity

Research on spatial memories may lead to potential treatments for addiction and obesity

Nicotine reduction strategy should be an urgent research priority

Nicotine reduction strategy should be an urgent research priority

Increased drug use linked to father's incarceration

Increased drug use linked to father's incarceration

NIH awards grants to treat HIV/AIDS in criminal justice system

NIH awards grants to treat HIV/AIDS in criminal justice system

L'Albufera Natural Park's irrigation channels contain cocaine, ecstasy

L'Albufera Natural Park's irrigation channels contain cocaine, ecstasy