Maryland health officials are worried that the opioid problem has reached crisis levels. They have recently passed two new laws that will specifically address the drug issue.
Statistical data revealed that majority of the heroin users are white people.
Physicians say the epidemic is a serious public health issue.
Adolf Hitler was reportedly high on opioid and cocaine during the war. Hitler was reportedly given the drugs, which gave him strength when he lost his charisma while in distress bought by WWII. Opioids and cocaine are still two of the most abused drugs up to this date, which caused thousands of deaths due to overdose.
Opioid users are still taking the risk despite the dangers brought about by the drugs.
The Centers for Disese Control and Prevention said that 91 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdose.
Opioid poisoning among teens and kids continues rising in the United States, according to a study.
A 10-month-old baby girl nearly lost her life after being exposed to a synthetic opioid drug, fentanyl.
Overdosing on the diarrhea drug Imodium to help stem opioid addiction can cause heart problems, the FDA said.
For folks dealing with cancer, a high level of drug is needed to help them overcome the pains that are brought about by the disease. In extreme cases, Fentanyl would be prescribed by doctors though it does come with high risks that could go as far as death.
Prescription pain killers and heroin that are supposed to keep patients from severe pain have taken more lives after the patients got addicted to it. Now, the government officials and doctors around the United States are looking for a solution to this problem.
Patients with a history of nonfatal overdoses from prescription pain relievers continue to be prescribed opioids, a new study is reporting.
Primary care doctors prescribe narcotics too often, according to a new study.
Painkiller abusers who start using heroin do not stop using their prescription opioids, a new study found.
The FDA recently approved Hysingla ER, a 24-hour abuse-deterrent painkiller.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.