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NYC considering first supervised injection sites

New York City and New York state officials are embroiled in a debate over a proposal to open the city’s first supe...

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Minnesota AG sues fentanyl painkiller maker Insys Therapeutics

Minnesota has become the 10th state to take action against Arizona-based drug maker Insys Therapeutics, alleging the com...

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DOJ report: Purdue Pharma knew about early OxyContin abuse

Last week, the New York Times published a confidential Justice Department report showing drug maker Purdue Pharma  knew ...

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House committee investigating patient brokers

A House committee investigating patient brokering in the addiction treatment industry announced Tuesday it has sent lett...

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Native American tribes hard-hit by opiate epidemic

As the current opioid epidemic has unfolded across the U.S., one of the hardest-hit groups has been Native Americans. Ov...

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Officials asking DEA to lift ban on mobile methadone vans

Since the 1980s, mobile methadone vans have been used to treat opioid addicts in under-served rural areas and inner city...

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Researchers using stem cells to treat alcoholism

Could human stem cells hold the key to successfully treating alcohol use disorder? A new study by Chilean scientists, us...

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State of Montana expanding treatment options

Providing addiction treatment services for people in need has been a challenge for largely rural states in the U.S. wher...

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Scripps team develops safe, effective vaccine for heroin addiction

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California have reported a major breakthrough in their efforts to...

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FDA wants more medication-assisted treatment

This month, the Food and Drug Administration plans to issue a draft of new guidelines to expand the use of medication-as...

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Peer support specialists proving value in promoting recovery

One of the most significant, relatively new tools to help people recover from drug and alcohol addiction is peer support...

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NY Times article questions alcohol industry funding of NIH study

A major, National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on the health effects of moderate drinking is being largely funded by...

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Does making naloxone available lead to increased drug use?

Does making naloxone available to reverse potentially fatal overdoses have the unintended effect of making people more l...

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New York state funds expansion of mobile treatment services

The state of New York is funding an expansion of mobile addiction treatment and transportation services, with more than ...

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House committee will consider 25 opioid-related bills this week

A U.S. House committee has scheduled a two-day legislative hearing for the week of March 19 to consider 25 bills intende...

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Michigan steps up prescription monitoring system

The state of Michigan has stepped up its efforts to fight opioid drug abuse and over-dispensing, using improved prescrip...

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Failed arthritis drug appears to reduce opioid tolerance, dependence

A drug previously used to treat osteoarthritis pain may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used in co...

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Phialdelphia moving closer to opening supervised injection site

The city of Philadelphia has become the latest U.S. municipality moving closer to establishing a supervised injection si...

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How often do interventions really work?

The scenario is a familiar one to viewers of the A &E Network show Intervention: a group of family members and frien...

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Indiana umbilical cord study tracks addiction among newborns

Among the victims of the current opiate epidemic are an increasing number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndro...

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Ontario’s new program to fight opiate crisis: free Narcan

Prompted by a continuing rise in opioid-related deaths, the government of Ontario, Canada has announced a unique program...

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CDC data shows opioid epidemic could be worsening

Is the opioid epidemic getting worse? New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) indicates that...

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San Francisco preparing to open first U.S. safe injection sites

San Francisco city officials hope to open what would be the United States’ first legal safe injection sites for op...

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Drugmakers paid advocacy groups to promote opioid use, senator says

One of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent critics of the pharmaceutical industry’s role in the opioid crisis h...

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Senators introduce update, expansion of Addiction and Recovery Act

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators has introduced an update to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, whic...

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Scientists discover drug can reverse brain damage from alcohol

Researchers in Australia have identified a drug they say could reverse the damage heavy drinking does to brain cells. Th...

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Study finds unequal access to MAT across the U.S.

One of the most important advances in treating opiate addiction has been the development of the drug buprenorphine, also...

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Health plans taking action to limit opioid prescribing

One of the largest health insurance trade groups has released the results of the first analysis of the health care indus...

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Trump plan to cut Drug Control Policy office faces steep opposition

President Donald Trump’s reported plan to cut the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) by ...

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New Mexico to consider supervised injection sites

Last week, legislators in New Mexico – which has one of the highest overdose rates in the nation – voted to take testimo...

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