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September 02, 2019
Baltimore County, Md., now shows signs of a shifting mindset on the community's drug problem—literally. Outdoor signs depicting total and fatal overdoses in the county are being installed in…
August 27, 2019
An Oklahoma judge ruled on Monday that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for helping to fuel the state’s opioid epidemic through the intense marketing of its pain medications. Although the $572…
August 16, 2019
The researcher who three decades ago published groundbreaking findings that helped establish a genetic link to addiction offered a National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) East audience a…
June 03, 2019
Kentucky served as a somewhat unlikely model in a National Governors Association initiative to stimulate innovative responses to the infectious disease effects of the opioid crisis.
May 31, 2019
New York City health officials have launched a media campaign on fentanyl that embraces the harm reduction mindset that characterizes the city's broader efforts.
May 31, 2019
Fatal overdose data from Massachusetts suggest that polysubstance use is now commonplace among opioid users, and factors such as homelessness are linked to use of opioids and stimulants.
May 23, 2019
Preliminary data in a newly released report from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center suggest that the onerous impacts of the opioid overdose crisis may be leveling off.
May 20, 2019
Austin Eubanks, an injured survivor of the Columbine High School mass shooting and nationally known addiction recovery advocate, was found dead in his Colorado home on Saturday, a county corner…
May 20, 2019
The first-place award in the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Addiction Science Awards has gone to a high school freshman's protein matrix-based technology to prevent misuse of opioids.
May 17, 2019
Brain implant technology that has shown promise for a number of neurological disorders will be tested as a possible treatment for opioid addiction.
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