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Opioid Addiction Kills Tens of Thousands of Americans Each Year. These 2 Scrappy Startups Are Trying to Save Those Lives

Opioid Addiction Kills Tens of Thousands of Americans Each Year. These 2 Scrappy Startups Are Trying to Save Those Lives

Opioid abuse is one of America's top public health problems. But these companies have new ways to help.

New Study Links Cancer Treatment to Dangerous Opioid Addiction

This group began their opioid journey not as addicts, but as patients.

Afghanistan just had a record poppy harvest — expect more heroin on street near you

Afghanistan is on track for a record-breaking year of heroin production, according to the U.S. and Afghan officials, and addictions workers expect a flood of cheap drugs to end up on a street corner
Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

The opioid overdose-reversing drug is at Walgreens stores nationwide
Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

Narcan Is Now Sold at Walgreens. What’s That?

The opioid overdose-reversing drug is at Walgreens stores nationwide

Trump’s answer to the opioid crisis is $57,000 and “Just say no”

After nearly two and a half months of failing to follow through on his pledge to declare a national state of emergency in response to the opioid crisis, President Donald Trump is finally taking

First-ever U.S. indictments of Chinese fentanyl makers show failures of opioid policy

American officials want two Chinese nationals arrested for allegedly manufacturing and importing large quantities of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that is driving the U.S. overdose epidemic
Trial Begins for Members of Heroin Ring Said to Be Protected by Baltimore Police Officers

Trial Begins for Members of Heroin Ring Said to Be Protected by Baltimore Police Officers

A federal trial began Monday that was expected to include testimony from a Baltimore detective who prosecutors say protected a deadly heroin ring. Read more...

“Strangler Bob”

“Most of us would have fit in perfectly in a psych ward. Many of us had already been there.”

Inside a safe injection site that breaks the law but prevents overdoses

Public health experts say that one of the best ways to curb overdose deaths is by establishing safe injection sites — places where people can use heroin and other drugs under medical supervision.
‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

The infant section of the Lehi City Cemetery in Utah, where Penny Mae Cormani, a toddler who died after ingesting heroin, is buried.
‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

The infant section of the Lehi City Cemetery in Utah, where Penny Mae Cormani, a toddler who died after ingesting heroin, is buried.
Here’s Why Most Americans Prefer to Treat Pain Without Drugs

Here’s Why Most Americans Prefer to Treat Pain Without Drugs

Many see opioids as a very serious problem
Democrats Aren’t Happy About Hillary Clinton’s Return

How to get a baby — and a mom — off heroin

A nation in recoveryBabiesStudentsMedicinePoliceRehabTrump LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Mya Slone had a secret. The 26-year-old mother of two was pregnant again, but that was obvious — at 34 weeks along, her

After decades of letting students with addictions fend for themselves, colleges are starting to help

A nation in recoveryBabiesStudentsMedicinePoliceRehabTrump COLUMBUS, Ohio — Late last year, Manny Delaveris fell into a rut. He couldn’t shake his pessimism or stop worrying. His brain felt dark, all

Two towns hit hard by opioids are taking opposite paths to recovery

A nation in recoveryBabiesStudentsMedicinePoliceRehabTrump Photographs by Maddie McGarvey for VICE News The opioid epidemic that killed an estimated 53,000 people last year is now a national

Should we trust Chris Christie’s plan for the opioid crisis?

A nation in recoveryBabiesStudentsMedicinePoliceRehabTrump President Trump recently vowed to “spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money” combatting America’s opioid epidemic, but — at

Live: Ex-Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks on the opioid epidemic

Vivek Murthy, who served as surgeon general under President Barack Obama, speaks to VICE News about America’s opioid epidemic and the path forward. Murthy’s landmark 2016 report Facing Addiction in
Dying From an Opioid Overdose Is More Common Than You Think

Dying From an Opioid Overdose Is More Common Than You Think

Since 2000, the number of overdose deaths from drugs in the U.S. has risen more than 137%. Deaths from opioids—which include painkillers and heroin—make up a large portion of these deaths; 91