Addiction treatment comes with its own strict privacy rules. Perhaps it shouldn’t.
The California Death Certificate Project is finding the physicians associated with opioid overdoses. Is it justice or a witch hunt?
The 18th Amendment launched the most sweeping health experiment in U.S. history. Physicians—then and now—have debated its complex legacy.
People with drug addictions produce more of a certain brain chemical—and research may point to new ways to block it.
Neurologist Anne Louise Oaklander investigates a cause of chronic pain that is treatable without opioids.
Is the oldest treatment for opioid addictions being unjustly overlooked in the response to the current crisis?
More physicians are prescribing a class of drugs called gabapentinoids to manage pain. Should we be worried?
Changing the norms of surgery may head off the addiction that can take root during recovery.
Experts comment on the risks of opioids and rising suicide rates.
Helping patients in pain often means prescribing opioid drugs, which can be dangerous. New research looks into alternatives.
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