The opioid epidemic is fueling a surge in infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and soft tissue infections, researchers report.
Researchers have identified biomarkers in the blood which can help determine the severity of a person's pain level. The findings could help doctors to accurately measure pain and stem the opioid crisis.
Researchers report a 41% increase in the prescription of opioids for small animals over the past 10 years. The study reports the increase could potentially provide human access to the drugs, fueling the opioid epidemic.
Researchers report on why being born and raised in certain areas can have a dramatic impact on your life expectancy.
A new vaccine blocks the effects of heroin by preventing the drug from crossing the blood-brain barrier. Researchers believe the vaccine could be helpful in curbing the opioid epidemic.