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Increased access to synthetic opioids is one reason the opioid epidemic has gotten increasingly worse over the years.

People in the US are more likely to die from opioid overdose than car accidents, according to new reports

New data from the National Safety Council shows that opioid-related deaths are more common than deaths by car crashes in the United States.
A 26-year-old named Jesse Harvey who is a former opioid addict himself started what he calls the "Church of Safe Injection" to give drug users access to clean needles, the Huffington Post reported.

A former opioid addict opened a ‘church’ that provides users with needles for drug use. Here’s why that’s more helpful than yo...

Former opioid user Jesse Harvey opened a service in Portland, Maine called the "Church of Safe Injection" to eliminate needle-sharing.

A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous o...

Government regulators are expected to soon rule on the legality of a controversial drug called kratom, a representative at the DEA told Business Insider.

‘Engineering overkill’: A potent new drug ‘1,000 times stronger than morphine’ is trying to solve a problem that doesn’t...

The US recently approved a potent new opioid called Dsuvia that dissolves under the tongue. Doctors say it's unnecessary and ill-equipped to solve problems.

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.