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Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.

Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1

Two months after it became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat addiction, doctors are calling out Lucemyra, a new branded medication to treat opioid withdrawal, for costing $1,737 more per week than a similar generic drug.

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

New research and a growing set of anecdotal reports suggest that a drug called kratom — touted for its ability to help with opioid addiction — may not be as universally harmful as some reports made it seem. Kratom could even have benefits, but more research is needed.
A technician stocks the shelves of the pharmacy at White House Clinic in Berea, Kentucky, U.S., February 7, 2018.

A pharmacy startup is alleging its former business partner is a ‘peddler of opioids’

Pharmacy startup Blink Health's lawsuit with its former pharmacy benefit manager business partner MedImpact is heating up. In a new complaint filed Monday, Blink Health alleged that MedImpact is a "peddler of opioids" through its cash discount card programs.

The first drug for opioid withdrawal has gotten the green light — and it targets risky symptoms that others ignore

Lofexidine, sold under the brand name Lucemyra, is the first drug of its kind to target the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal, which can trigger a cycle of use, addiction, and overdose.

There’s a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works — but it’s nearly impossible to get

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar, but experts say we already have an evidence-backed solution: medication-assisted treatment.

A mysterious ‘supplement’ with a viral following has been linked to salmonella — and the outbreak is still spreading

Kratom has been linked to a growing salmonella outbreak that now involves 132 people across 38 states. The drug is raising concern among health officials.

The US Surgeon General issued a rare advisory telling Americans to carry a lifesaving drug overdose treatment — here’s how to use it

A former paramedic told us how to use naloxone, or Narcan, the life-saving drug overdose reversal medication that the US Surgeon General told everyone to carry.
Prince performs onstage at the 2006 BET Awards.

Prince died with ‘exceedingly high’ levels of a drug that’s 30 times stronger than heroin in his system, according to a new report

A new report from the Associated Press confirms that fentanyl played a big role in Prince's death.
President Donald Trump

Trump will reportedly unveil a plan to combat the opioid crisis that includes the death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump will roll out a plan to combat the opioid crisis that includes the death penalty for some drug dealers according to a new report.