Benzodiazepine prescriptions are on the rise. We explain the anti-anxiety drugs' potential for abuse, addiction and overdose.
Two new studies show that American patients in the rural South are more likely to receive opioid prescriptions than patients in the urban North.
A new study records discrepancies in the reporting of cases of newborn exposure to illicit substances to state agencies in Illinois.
While the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic is often discussed as a white issue, new research indicates that prescription opioid use in black adults is just as high.
A shorter course of treatment for hepatitis C works just as well as a longer one for black patients.
New research indicates that safe injection sites help people who use drugs access treatment.
Research on the history, pharmacology and toxicology of kratom, a "herbal high" that's new to the U.S.
Opioid users referred for treatment by the criminal justice system were 10 times less likely to receive evidence-based treatments such as methadone than those referred by other sources.
Elderly patients who were prescribed opiates had longer hospital stays, on average, than those who were not.
Americans are not all enjoying the same life expectancy gains. The differences, when mapped by county, could have predicted the 2016 presidential election.