Scientists have turned to marijuana-like synthetic compounds to provide opioid-like pain relief without the risk of addiction or a high.
Opioids are powerful painkillers derived from either the opium poppy or synthetic versions of it. These highly addictive substances have spurned an epidemic in the United States. Here's the latest news on the science of opioids, who they impact and possible treatments.
Teens who take opioid painkillers without a prescription also often use cannabis, according to a new study.
Chelsea Clinton recently suggested that marijuana might be deadly when taken with other drugs. But is this really true?
There continues to be a rise in the number of U.S. babies born who are dependent on opioid drugs, according to a new study
America is in the midst of an opioid-abuse epidemic, which has caused a startling rise in overdoses and deaths from these highly addictive drugs. Here’s a look at the epidemic by the numbers.
More than 40 people in a Canadian city were treated for an opioid overdose after they smoked crack cocaine contaminated with an opioid drug.
Nearly 21 million Americans ages 12 and older had a substance use problem in 2015, according to a new federal estimate.
Scientists have created a drug that, in monkeys, provided opioid-like pain relief without the addictive qualities.
Overdose deaths from the opioid painkiller fentanyl — the same drug that killed the musician Prince — have increased sharply in a number of U.S. states.
New research in rats has found that morphine can increase pain for months after the opioid has left the body.
If you're wondering why prescription drugs containing opioids are so addictive, just ask Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore.
Some people are taking extremely large doses of the anti-diarrhea medication Imodium in an attempt to get high.
Overdoses involving benzodiazepines are "a public health problem that has gone under the radar," a researchers says.