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That sliver of physicians was also more inclined to prescribe doses of opioids higher and for longer than what the CDC recommends.
An analysis of nearly 8,000 heart transplants found that whether or not the donor had hepatitis C, 90% of recipients survived one year.
A recent survey found that pharmacies are insufficiently educating the public about unused opioid and antibiotic disposal.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Taking opioids at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, is also associated with overdose.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
MLB’s drug policy was updated in response to the overdose death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in July.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
The state will provide prisoners medication-assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder and is creating more syringe services programs.
U.S. health care systems are seeking better solutions to the critical problem of drug diversion.
An analysis of newly diagnosed youths in California found they had limited access to opioid-related harm reduction services.
Three distributors and a drugmaker may avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid crisis.
The risks are lower than ever—and could save patients months on organ waitlists.
The drug can quickly reverse opioid-driven overdoses.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
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