Fentanyl

There are precisely two things you can do with a bottle of 4-anilino-N-phenethylpiperidine, aka, 4-ANPP – a chemical that has been in the

A 67-year-old man with head and neck cancer who received radiation treatment two weeks earlier was admitted to a palliative care center for treatment of severe pain caused by a massive fungal infection in and around his throat.&nbsp

A group at the University of Houston has discovered a vaccine that blunts the effect of fentanyl in mice, making it a potential tool for combating the deadly fentanyl overdose epidemic that c

Join ACSH directors of bio-sciences and chemistry Cameron English and Dr. Josh Bloom as they break down these stories on episode 18 of the Science Dispatch podcast:

America’s war on opioid prescribing continues unabated, predicated on the false assumption that opioid prescribing over the years caused a surge in addiction rates which in turn fueled a rise in the non‐​medical use of opioids and an inc

You probably know the old joke: What is the difference between God and doctors? God doesn't play doctor.

'German Lopez is one of journalism’s clearest writers on a remarkable array of topics, including the opioid epidemic, crime, gun control, taxes, the economy, Congress and Covid.

It's time to update our language, something that is routinely done to ensure accuracy and minimize antiquated, bigoted, and offensive terms. Think about some of the changes we've seen in the past few decades.

Just when you think that maybe people are finally starting to figure out that the war on prescription opioid analgesics has instead been a war on pain patients and the doctors who treat them, a tidy package of misinformation

It's not at all surprising that CDC data from 2020 shows an increase in drug overdose deaths.