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News About Prescription Pills and Heroin

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June 2015

Smartphone App to Measure Pain Might Impact Opioid Use

A new smartphone app being tested by pain specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has the potential to help reduce opioid use in chronic pain sufferers

Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College

Young Americans start misusing prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall at an earlier age than previously believed

May 2015

How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America

On how a pill problem becomes a heroin problem

Addiction treatment hard to find, even as overdose deaths soar

With nearly 44,000 deaths a year, more Americans today die from drug overdoses than from car accidents or any other type of injury.

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