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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Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by our Brendan Saloner and colleagues suggests. The finding, they say, represents a missed opportunity to prevent future fatal overdoses in a state that leads the nation in these deaths

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A new study links marketing for opioids to more overdose deaths

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The Medical Board of California has launched investigations into doctors who prescribed opioids to patients who, perhaps months or years later, fatally overdosed

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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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HotDoc talked to our Travis Rieder PhD, a bioethicist who became dependent on opioids following a motorcycle accident. Travis shares what his experience with withdrawal felt like and how every doctor he spoke to was at a loss when it came to helping him safely taper off his medication

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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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