More newborns suffer from drug withdrawal in counties experiencing shortages of mental health care providers and higher rates of unemployment.
Vox's German Lopez discusses gun violence in the U.S. and what journalists can do to improve their coverage.
A survey of 1,300 adults living in rural America finds they are preoccupied by economic issues and the ongoing opioid epidemic.
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.