Nina FeldmanSeptember 12, 2018 05:42 AM
Many 'Recovery Houses' Won't Let Residents Use Medicine To Quit OpioidsEvidence shows the drugs methadone and buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use disorder by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. So why do many sobriety facilities ban their use?
Joe PalcaSeptember 5, 2018 03:33 PM
Inspired By Her Own Pain, A Researcher Explores Alternatives To Opioid TreatmentsNew options for non-addictive pain treatment are sorely needed. One researcher is borrowing from the field of cancer nanomedicine to test an idea that could bring relief to chronic pain sufferers.
Maggie PenmanAugust 9, 2018 01:33 PM
New Report Finds A Link Between Opioid Overdose Deaths And Construction WorkThe state's Department of Public Health says that the higher rate of work-related injuries in these fields might be part of the problem.
Mike DeehanJuly 18, 2018 02:46 PM
South Boston Senator Wants Involuntary Hold For Overdose PatientsA South Boston Democrat will try to force the Senate to vote on allowing doctors to involuntarily hold patients who overdose for three days in order to arrange treatment.
Alison KodjakJuly 12, 2018 11:39 AM
REPORT: 1.6 Billion Opioid Doses Poured Into Missouri Over Six YearsA Senate investigation into prescription opioids in Missouri finds that pharmaceutical wholesalers had different standards for reporting suspicious orders to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski JonesJune 28, 2018 05:00 AM
Opioid Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To DoctorsProPublica found that drugmakers spent less to market opioids to doctors in 2016 than in prior years. Studies have shown that payments to doctors are linked to more prescriptions for the drugs.
Arezou Rezvani, Rachel Martin, Danny HajekJune 20, 2018 05:00 AM
A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With OpioidsPrincipal Mary Ann Hale dreads weekends.
Ciku TheuriJune 12, 2018 09:10 AM
Is Marijuana An Effective Alternative For Pain Management?Some consider medical marijuana to be an alternative to conventional prescription drugs for treating pain. Dr. Mark Ware explains.
Rachel GotbaumJune 2, 2018 08:37 AM
New Hampshire Mothers Struggling With Opioid Addiction Fight To Keep Their ChildrenNew Hampshire parents who are trying to overcome opioid abuse face a ticking clock and limited state resources to try to keep their parental rights.