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UPDATE: New Hampshire senators blocked efforts to end a registry of traveling medical technicians, citing safety and hepatitis concerns.
West Virginia’s lawsuit against Janssen and others arrives amid a rise in HIV, hepatitis and overdose rates linked to the opioid crisis.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
More fentanyl in the drug supply increases fatal overdoses, but other factors also fuel the crisis in Black communities.
A potential treatment for certain mental disorders involves zapping a certain area of the brain with short bursts of electrical energy.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
Collins has led the NIH under three presidents over more than 12 years.
The release of the “feel-good” hormone dopamine in the brain is actually triggered by both pleasurable and stressful experiences.
The study results, from 2019, precede the surge of overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proteins found in the venom of this fearsome, furry spider may lead to potent, nonaddictive pain meds.
Addiction advocates stress that COVID-19 shifted the burden of the opioid epidemic to African-American communities.
Overdose deaths rose by nearly 5% in 2019, and the pandemic could make matters worse.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
Antiretroviral therapy helped people with the virus add years to their lives, but now scientists must address other issues of longevity.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
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