Peter L. Slavin and Thomas J. Lynch Jr. discuss the hospital’s responsibility in treating opioid addiction.
A drug that reverses overdoses saves thousands of lives. Does its prescription status keep it from saving more?
What role do brain mechanics play in opioid addiction?
The misuse of opioid painkillers has become a major health crisis. How can the tide be turned?
In an excerpt from physician Danielle Ofri’s latest book, a heroin addict makes a group of medical residents rethink their assumptions.
When a doctor becomes addicted, colleagues may not be equipped to spot or treat it.
Michael G. Fitzsimons, head of the drug-testing program at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, discusses preventing fallout from addicted physicians.
Addiction significantly alters the brain, drawing drug users into its irresistible chemistry. Treatment, then, can’t block the high.
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