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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.
Patients qualifying for Medicare due to disability have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths

Patients qualifying for Medicare due to disability have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

New curated library unveiled to help address the opioid epidemic

New curated library unveiled to help address the opioid epidemic

Experts outline new framework to improve care for opioid use disorder

Experts outline new framework to improve care for opioid use disorder

Surgeon general’s marijuana warning omits crucial context

Surgeon general’s marijuana warning omits crucial context

Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning

Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning

Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed

Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed

Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone

Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone

New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders

New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders

Fingerprint sampling could help police distinguish between drug users and non-users

Fingerprint sampling could help police distinguish between drug users and non-users

How Germany averted an opioid crisis

How Germany averted an opioid crisis

High hepatitis C rates in Ohio linked to opioid misuse

High hepatitis C rates in Ohio linked to opioid misuse

Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test

Pioneering brain chip to fight opioid addiction: first US clinical test

New online course launched to help providers understand every facet of opioid crisis

New online course launched to help providers understand every facet of opioid crisis

Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways

Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways

Researchers find 221% increase in opioid-related drug overdoses in Connecticut

Researchers find 221% increase in opioid-related drug overdoses in Connecticut

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist receives $3.58 million to advance treatment for opioid-use disorders

Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist receives $3.58 million to advance treatment for opioid-use disorders

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

Training social workers to address and respond to the opioid epidemic

Training social workers to address and respond to the opioid epidemic