A recent study challenges the role that legalizing medical marijuana might play in easing the opioid epidemic.
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Cancer incidence and mortality rates are on the decline in the U.S., but not for everyone. Socioeconomic disparities are widening.
Vox's German Lopez discusses gun violence in the U.S. and what journalists can do to improve their coverage.
A new study identifies one important driver of heroin overdoses in the United States: the reformulation of Oxycontin.
A survey of 1,300 adults living in rural America finds they are preoccupied by economic issues and the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Two new studies show that American patients in the rural South are more likely to receive opioid prescriptions than patients in the urban North.