Addiction

Opioids: Four ways to reduce harm, overdose and death

The epidemic of substance use disorder continues to ravage the United States—as nearly 108,000 Americans died due to overdose in 2021, according provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More ...

Medications

Could time limits on opioid prescriptions reduce misuse?

Most people who get a prescription for opioid painkillers to ease the pain of an operation or dental procedure fill it right away. But a new study shows that some fill these prescriptions more than a month later—long after ...

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