Distributing naloxone and training people to use it can cut the death rates from overdose nearly in half, according to a new study.
Stricter rules for prescribing opioids may not be the only answer to curbing addiction to painkillers
Study shows naloxone effective for treating overdose
Recovery from opioid addiction may no longer mean complete abstinence from drugs
Many people fear that mere exposure to prescription painkillers like Vicodin or OxyContin will set them down the road to addiction. But new research on the response to opioid medication suggests that most people don’t …
Abuse-deterrent reformulations of widely misused prescription painkillers may not be the “magic bullets” many hoped they would be in the battle against addiction
A new CDC report finds that naloxone, a drug that reverses overdose, could save thousands of lives if public health agencies distributed it more broadly
The pain community loses a pioneering activist
A powerful and addictive new painkiller is coming down the pike. Can this be anything but an unmitigated disaster?
A small, new study backs a long-standing claim of advocates of medical marijuana: pain patients can safely use cannabis while taking opioid painkillers, and may actually need fewer pills because of it.
The conviction of Dr. Conrad Murray in Michael Jackson’s death highlighted a worrying drug trend in the U.S. Less than a week before a jury found Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter for improperly using an anesthetic to …
Drug overdose has now overtaken automobile crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., according to an analysis of government data. This is the first time that drugs have killed more people than car wrecks since …