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Cannabis Can Be 30x More Powerful Than Aspirin for Inflammation, Says New Study Eyeing Future Opioid Substitute

The researchers say that the discovery could help create a natural—and potent—form of pain relief without the risk of addiction of other painkillers.

Every US Public Library, High School, and YMCA is Getting Opioid Overdose Reversal Kits for Free

The pharmaceutical company announced this week that in addition to providing schools with Narcan kits, they would be giving them to libraries and YMCAs too.

Acupuncture Could Be a Non-Pharmaceutical Source of Pain Relief for Those Resisting Opioids

As WHO is set to recognize traditional Chinese medicine, these organizations are pushing for acupuncture as a form of pain relief for recovering addicts.

Researchers Tried to Curb Opioid Abuse By Sending Letters to the Doctors – and It Made a Difference

These researchers are trying to find practical ways to curb opioid abuse in America – and they recently found success through letters.

Opioid Crisis Breakthrough: Non-Addictive Painkiller Found Effective

This medical breakthrough could make a huge difference for the opioid crisis in America.

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions, Expand Disposal Service That’s Returned 100 Tons of Drugs

Limiting the strength and length of its opioid prescriptions, and expanding its successful disposal service will curb possible abuse at CVS pharmacies.

Pill Bottle Timers Could Put a Lid on Opioid Abuse

These prescription pill bottles, which feature built-in stopwatches, could deter possible opioid addiction and misuse in households.

New Implantable Drug Could Ease Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. It is designed to provide a...

More Than $21 Million Awarded to World’s Most Trailblazing Scientists to Further Their Research

More than $21.6 million has been awarded to the world's most trailblazing scientists for this year's Breakthrough Prizes.

Since Women Overcoming Addiction Repaid Town in Kindness, It’s One of the ‘Nicest Places’ in US

When this Kansas community welcomed the residents of a new women's recovery center, the residents were sure to repay the kindness tenfold.

CBD Reduces Cravings and Anxiety in People With Heroin Use Disorder, Says New Study

This new study shows that CBD oil could be an exceptional new tool for recovering drug users to kick opioid addiction for good.

Dark Web Dealers Voluntarily Ban Deadly Fentanyl

This is the first time that online traffickers have effectively banned a drug from dark web marketplaces.

Instead of Buying New Car, Retired Paramedic Spends $40K on Overdose Prevention Kits and Already Saved 94 Lives

Back in January 2017, retired firefighter and paramedic Luis Garcia had been planning on using the $40,000 in his savings account to buy a...

Pharmacist Changes State Law to Put Expensive Chemo Drugs in the Hands of the Poor and Uninsured

Though there are already some redistribution programs in the US, this is the first that will allow individuals to donate their unused medications.

Here Are the Best Foods You Can Eat to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you're having trouble getting some good shut-eye, don't go for the junk food – these foods are far better for your sleep than those high-carb snacks.

Scientists Have Developed a ‘Breakthrough’ That May Defeat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The breakthrough could bring dozen of old medications back into the game.

City Hires Team of Doctors to Treat Addicts on the Street Right Where They Are

A pilot study of the program has already shown success in treating drug-addicted homeless people who are eager to achieve recovery.

Study to Test Cannabis in Head-to-Head Trial with Fentanyl to Find Alternative for Severe Pain

As a means of addressing the opioid crisis, this clinical trial will be the first to compare cannabinoids to fentanyl for breakthrough pain relief.

On 4/20, Colorado Boasts Record-breaking Surplus Tax Revenue Used for Education, Homelessness

Since retail marijuana stores started opening up in 2014, Colorado has experienced a boom in tax revenue – and most of it is being used to help “Colorado's most vulnerable citizens”.

Today’s Teens Might Be Better Law-Abiding Citizens Than Any Generation in 60 Years

More than a decade of data reveals that American teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and less...