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(westword.com) Continuing our coverage of the opioid crisis in Colorado, we reached out to Harm Reduction Action Center executive director Lisa Raville to learn more about the use of heroin and other drugs in the

Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug

If you ask people what caused the opioid crisis ravaging our country, you’ll no doubt hear that doctors are to blame for handing out painkiller prescriptions too liberally. That narrative makes sense: Over the past

(wbez.org) Steve Kamenicky, known on the street as “Ponytail Steve,” is fully aware of the harsh truths about the opioid epidemic having been a heroin addict for four decades. Now that he’s kicked the habit,

(thefix.com) This month, a team of researchers at the University at Buffalo published a paper detailing a method of chemical testing that uses a light-trapping nanostructure to identify tiny samples of chemicals. And, though it’s

(indeonline.com) As the man with the handful of tiny needles moved closer, Sarah Downs’ nervousness grew with his every step. She rocked back and forth in her plastic chair. She fidgeted. She bounced a leg.

(harvard.edu) Patient brokering. This can take several forms. Lead selling involves paying brokers a finder’s fee or kickback for referring patients to their treatment facility (e.g., financial compensation of $500 to $1000 per patient or

(sfchronicle.com) SAN FRANSISCO, CA – San Francisco’s mayor wants to create a special medical team — the first of its kind in the nation — to spread out onto the city’s streets and give homeless

(9news.com) DENVER CO – Blair Hubbard was 19 when she tried heroin for the first time, a progression from a year-long addiction to opioids. It was a five-day spiral that led to the amputation of

(nola.com) NEW ORLEANS, LA – Authorities arrested two men found in a Metairie motel with almost 5 pounds of heroin and more than $42,000 in cash, according to arrest reports. Christopher Garza, 37, and Napoleon