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Opioids and Infection Risk
Opioid use may increase your risk of infectious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis, according to a new study.
Don't Be Fooled by These Opioid Cessation Products
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about unapproved products that claim to help with opioid addiction and withdrawal.
Teens and Substance Use
There's good news and bad news about how adolescents in the United States are using substances like nicotine, marijuana and opioids.
Performance-Enhancing Drugs Potentially Mislabeled
Performance-enhancing drugs sold online could come with inaccurate labels, according to a new study.
A New Device to Help with Opioid Withdrawal
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first device meant to help reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms.
The Burden of Opioid Misuse
A large portion of people who used opioids reported misusing them, according to a new study.
Opioid Prescriptions: A Persistent Problem
Despite an overall decline in the number of opioids prescribed during the last nine years, the amount remained high, according to a new report.
What Steroids Might Do to Your Heart
Illicit steroid use may put your heart health at risk, according to a new study.
Opioids: What Leads to Long-Term Use
After a few days of using opioids, the risk of long-term use may rise.
Drug Overdoses on the Rise
Drug overdose deaths are on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).