Health

Model to predict drug overdose deaths in US

For two decades, the number of Americans who die each year from drug overdoses has steadily risen, from less than 20,000 in 1999 to more than 80,000 in 2020. By studying patterns of these drug-related fatalities, researchers ...

Addiction

Opiate overdoses linked to poor mental health

The opioid epidemic is taking a deadly toll on people in disproportionate clusters from Cape Cod to San Diego, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID has worsened the opioid epidemic

There is another epidemic we cannot lose sight of: the opioid epidemic, which has become only more acute in the United States and elsewhere amidst the disruptions and stress caused by COVID-19. We asked Yale SOM's Marissa ...

Health

Newly confirmed surgeon general to focus on COVID, opioids

The Senate confirmed a soft-spoken physician as President Joe Biden's surgeon general Tuesday. While Dr. Vivek Murthy says ending the coronavirus pandemic is his top priority, he's also raised concerns over a relapsing opioid ...

Addiction

Methadone research could help babies exposed to opioids in utero

A study by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and the Gill Center for Biomolecular Science at IU Bloomington found that in-utero exposure to methadone in mice could negatively affect ...

Addiction

Removing one barrier to opioid use disorder treatment

On January 14, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted notice to the Federal Register that it would issue practice guidelines that exempt physicians from the requirement to apply for a waiver to ...

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