Google parent company Alphabet Inc.’s experimental health-care unit Verily plans to partner with hospitals in Ohio, one of the states hardest-hit by the U.S. opioid epidemic, on a tech-heavy approach to treating people with substance-abuse disorders

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New tool helps public health officials determine the scope of the opioid crisis in their communities. Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs

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How the Americans With Disabilities Act could change the way the nation’s jails and prisons treat addiction. Most jails and prisons around the country forbid methadone and a newer addiction medication, buprenorphine, even when legitimately prescribed, on the grounds that they pose safety and security concerns

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Despite the mounting death toll of America’s opioid crisis, most facilities that treat substance use disorders don’t offer patients buprenorphine, naltrexone, or methadone—the three medications approved by the FDA for the long-term management of opioid use disorder, according to a new study

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A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended

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Lou Ortenzio tells Beth Schwartzapfel, “I had no idea if I would get caught. It didn’t matter.”

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Can We Really Inherit Trauma?

December 11, 2018

Headlines suggest that the epigenetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best

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