Decoding an Overdose Epidemic

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Decoding an overdose epidemic
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The dispatch, like one from late May attributing 12 recent deaths to a ”new synthetic drug, known as acetyl fentanyl . . . an illicit synthetic opiate with properties similar to morphine,” was meticulously specific. Most of us need at least a high …
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Vaccines for addiction show promise in early trials: Drs. Oz and Roizen
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Yes, they are working on vaccines for heroin addiction as well as ones for cocaine, methamphetamines and nicotine dependence. And the results from … Interestingly, these vaccines don't block opioid receptors, like traditional treatments. That means …
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