Opioid

China Rejects Blame for Fentanyl Deaths

Beijing's narcotics vice-commissioner Liu Yuejin told reporters that China has toughened its laws and now strictly regulates fentanyl as a controlled substance.

Scientists Explore How Ketamine Can Treat Depression

The research comes amid a "psychedelic renaissance," in which scientists have investigated whether psychoactive drugs such as MDMA and LSD could be used to treat mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Bernie Sanders: Sacklers' Greed 'Killing Americans'

The Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, has settled a case brought by Oklahoma for $270 million but is facing 1,600 lawsuits and criticism from public figures like Sanders.

Ketamine Appears to Work Like an Opioid

Growing evidence suggests ketamine could be used to ease treatment-resistant depression. And researchers at Stanford University were surprised to find out why that could be.

Is This Drug the New Opioid?

The concurrent use of anti-anxiety medication and prescribed opioids makes overdoses five times more likely, studies show.

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