- Medicines that help users wean themselves from opioid drugs can be prescribed in a doctor's office or clinic. But some clients question whether the clinics always have their best interests at heart.Read More
Emergency room doctors deal with more than 123 unnecessary electronic alerts to prevent just one unwanted reaction from a medication.
- Officials hope that a family member or friend may be able to administer a naloxone spray more quickly and easily to someone who may be overdosing.Read more
Having police, school nurses, drug users and family equipped with kits to reverse an overdose saves lives, doctors say. But reversing addiction requires follow-up care that many users aren't getting.
Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen is working to put the anti-overdose medication naloxone into the hands of as many heroin users as possible. But the price of the antidote has nearly doubled.
- In New Hampshire this week, Hillary Clinton veered from the stump speech for a somber discussion on substance abuse. Nearly everyone in the room had been affected by drugs.Read More
- A lawyer hired by community group No Methadone in Monument said Monday that while zoning allows for a clinic in that location, the word "clinic" is never defined by the town.Read more
With news that heroin use is rising across the county, we took a look at how that's affecting Colorado.
Only three of the 37 clinicians with prescribing authority had prescribed naloxone, according to a Kaiser Permanente Colorado study.
- The State Auditor found the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing needs to improve oversight of the system that provides prescription drugs to Medicaid recipients.Read more