Study shows naloxone effective for treating overdose
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Suspended for decades after controversial results, research on the hallucinogen psilocybin is showing early promise in a new series of small studies
Recovery from opioid addiction may no longer mean complete abstinence from drugs
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New research on a drug that boosts the pain-relieving effect of opioids, while cutting their addictiveness, hints tantalizingly at non-addictive treatment options for pain patients
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If we want to end human-rights abuses in drug-detention centers in Asia, we should start by addressing the abusive “treatment” practices being used in our own backyard