News tagged with overdose

Vaccine could help address the opioid epidemic

Synthetic psychoactive drugs have become a serious public health threat in recent years. This is particularly true of the fentanyls, a large family of synthetic opioids, which can be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. ...

11 hours ago
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What is an opioid?

There are many reasons someone may take a prescription medication. We know these prescriptions are only safe when taken as directed by a medical professional for a specific health purpose, but for those who still choose to ...

Nov 29, 2018
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Drug overdose mortality rates highest in US

(HealthDay)—In 2015, the United States had higher drug overdose mortality rates than those of many other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries, according to a research letter published ...

Nov 19, 2018
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