Rooting out synthetic opioids like fentanyl is a game of whack-a-mole; once the DEA targets a specific chemical composition, a new one pops up. The post Keeping Fentanyl Out of the US Will Take More Than a Wall appeared first on WIRED.
Republicans are on the cusp of undercutting the very mental health and substance abuse services they've promised. The post Obamacare's Demise Is a Looming Disaster for Mental Health appeared first on WIRED.
2016 told a tale of two drugs, and how people using them circumvented the way America thinks about getting high. The post America Is Finally Ready to Change the Way It Talks About Drugs appeared first on WIRED.
The DEA is considering regulating an herb called kratom using its strictest regulations. However, many users say this plant helps them stay off harder drugs. The post Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn't Ban It appeared first on WIRED.
Naloxone will undoubtedly save many people, preserving the lives of addicts who might have otherwise perished. But it may also result in an increase of overdoses, and addicts. The post To End the Opioid Epidemic, We Need Way More Than OD Treatments appeared first on WIRED.
A new set of CDC recommendations try to strike a balance between neglecting pain and prescribing addiction. The post Americans Have Been Addicted to Prescription Opiates Forever appeared first on WIRED.
If pharma has it their way, they'll soon be making commercial opiate drugs with little more than yeast and sugar.
The post Don’t Try This at Home: Scientists Brew Opiates With Yeast appeared first on WIRED.