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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.
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.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration cited a long commute and time away from family as reasons to step down.
The 2018 annual survey also shows prescription drug abuse is expanding and opioid-related deaths are on the rise.
The city’s Harm Reduction Action Center is collaborating with local journalists for a four-part in-depth series about addiction in Colorado.
In the past, he was accused of misusing data, showing religious bias and discriminating against gay men and people with HIV.
At first, Jerome Adams was reluctant to support needle exchange programs. Now he champions them.
Drug and alcohol poisonings, suicide, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis may signal a much larger problem across the United States.
Obama signs the biggest health legislation since his Affordable Care Act. What strings are attached?
A potent new opiate called carfentanil has hit the U.S. drug supply and is driving up overdoses across the country.
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