Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in America

Just a few grains of the substance can kill.

FDA says seriously, stop stealing your pets’ opioids

Apparently, this is a problem.

Unwise opioids for wisdom teeth

Opioids don’t really do any good here, and they might pave the way for an unwanted addiction.

What is iboga and can it actually cure opioid addiction?

Using a drug to get rid of drugs sounds counterintuitive, but it might just work.

Marijuana legalization helps decrease opioid consumption, research shows

In states where both recreational and medical marijuana was legalized, opioid prescriptions dropped about 14%.

International drug treaties need an urgent revamp as more countries legalize cannabis

Drug control treaties had their time and place. A scholar now argues these are massively outdated.

This heroin vaccine might solve part of our growing opioid addiction problems

It works by blocking the drug’s ‘high’ which could lead to breaking the cycle of addiction.

Is lighting up the answer to America’s opioid epidemic?

Opiates kill pain — but they also kill people.

A sea-snail’s venom could rival opioids in pain relief capability

Its venom is so powerful it can kill pain! Whoa.

In the long run, morphine might actually cause more pain than it alleviates

Painkillers in the opium family (most notably morphine) may actually make pain last longer, a new study reports. Morphine treatment after a nerve injury doubled the duration of pain in rats and this is highly worrying. It gets even more disturbing when you consider the addictive potential of many commercial opioids such as OxyContin and Vicodin. If this is true, then people are becoming