NIH study highlights the need to expand buprenorphine-based treatment while monitoring and reducing misuse
This brief fact sheet provides information about the risks of prescription opioid pain relievers and a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guideline for Opioid Prescribing for Pain.
Explore the different types of medications prescribed for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction
There is an alarming increase in deaths involving the stimulant drugs methamphetamine and cocaine.
Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates.
Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person during an opioid overdose.
Explores the relationship between prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, including prescription opioid use as a risk factor for heroin use, reasons why people progress from using prescription opioids to heroin, and the need for prevention and treatment.
Dr. Nora Volkow testifies about the importance of advancing research on fentanyl-related substances
New data-gathering and analytic capabilities are enabling the kinds of massive, long-term studies needed to investigate genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that contribute to disease.
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One of the pillars of the current federal initiatives to end the opioid crisis is the development of new medications to treat opioid addiction. The FDA Patient-Focused Drug Development Initiative (PFDD), established in 2012, seeks to solicit patient perspectives on which symptoms are most important to target.