(CNN, August 9) Between 1999 and 2014, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies increased more than 300 percent, according to a recently released report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.
(Notre Dame News, April 9) In 2010, the private pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma tried to reformulate the powerful painkiller Oxycontin to make it less addictive. But, according to new research, this effort did not help to reduce nationwide drug overdoses and may have amplified the heroin epidemic. Read more.