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An Australian Doctor’s Dream: Curing America’s Opioid Curse

Dr. George O’Neil has implanted a device he invented into thousands of Australians who abuse opioids. But is it an answer for America’s addiction crisis?

Health & Fitness | Health

How the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidance went astray | American Medical Association

Payers, regulators and others have turned clinical advice into hard-and-fast rules that can harm patients.

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Study: Opioids for wisdom teeth removal increase long-term use | Island Packet

Those who were prescribed an opioid before or after their wisdom teeth removal are nearly 3 times as likely to go on to long-term use of the drug, according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal JAMA.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: Opioids: Uses, Dependence, and Addiction

Dependence on opioids is a growing problem, but a lot of people take these medications without any issues. Here's what you need to know about how and when to use them.

Psychology | Psychology

Addiction Rehab Is Broken. Can Technology Fix It?

My time in rehab left me humiliated and desperate to know why my friends were dying. A wave of app developers are trying to do better.

News | The News

Trump’s opioid plan: drug companies could face ‘major litigation’ | Fox Business

Some related stocks posted losses of several percentage points before the president’s announcement.

Health & Fitness | Health

ER visits for suspected opioid overdoses shot up last year by 30%, Midwest increased 70% | Fox News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported emergency visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased by 30 percent across the U.S., with a 70 percent increase in the Midwest.

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‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims

Increasingly, toddlers and young children are being found unconscious or dead after consuming an adult’s drugs.

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As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data show

Opiate addiction has risen nearly fivefold in the last five years, but that the numbers of addicts getting medically-assisted addiction treatment has risen only 65%, according to insurance data.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Brain Chemicals Explain the Power of Placebos

In recent years, research has explained much about how placebos work. Patricia Churchland on chemicals made in our brains that reduce pain