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A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Opioid crisis results in increased admissions to hospital ICUs and deaths

Researchers explore why physicians underprescribe drug approved to treat opioid addiction

Researchers explore why physicians underprescribe drug approved to treat opioid addiction

Survey explores how Ohio's ED administrators perceive role of state opioid prescribing guidelines

Survey explores how Ohio's ED administrators perceive role of state opioid prescribing guidelines

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

Opioid use disorder rises with little being done to curb the menace says new study

Poll: Most Americans unaware GOP plans would make deep funding cuts to Medicaid

Poll: Most Americans unaware GOP plans would make deep funding cuts to Medicaid

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

Impairment of specific gene increases susceptibility to opioid addiction and binge eating, study shows

Impairment of specific gene increases susceptibility to opioid addiction and binge eating, study shows

Medical responses to opioid addiction vary by state, analysis finds

Medical responses to opioid addiction vary by state, analysis finds

Cesarean patients prescribed more opioid pain medications than needed, study shows

Cesarean patients prescribed more opioid pain medications than needed, study shows

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Innocuous start to opioid addition: A 1980 letter that started it all

Innocuous start to opioid addition: A 1980 letter that started it all

Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse

Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse

'Love hormone' could hold key to treating drug addicts, say experts

'Love hormone' could hold key to treating drug addicts, say experts

Point/Counterpoint: Experts debate how to control exploding opioid epidemic

Point/Counterpoint: Experts debate how to control exploding opioid epidemic

Study reveals that 25% of women with prenatal opioid addiction are not being treated

Study reveals that 25% of women with prenatal opioid addiction are not being treated

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Researchers uncover link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse

Researchers uncover link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds

Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds