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Could Snake Venom Help with the Opioid Problem?

March 20, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are studying venom from snakes and spiders that might lead to safer or more effective pain relievers. This approach to developing drugs is called “toxineering." Read More »

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What Does It Mean to “Misuse” Opioids?

May 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid pain medications are now the single deadliest drug in the U.S. Read More »

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What’s the Connection Between Prescription Pain Pills and Heroin?

March 24, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Misusing prescription pain pills and using heroin are very risky moves. Read More »

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Drug Use Leads to HIV Epidemic for One Community

April 08, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A county in rural Indiana is in the national spotlight because of a dramatic increase in HIV infections. Health experts say that 100% of the recently diagnosed people were infected by sharing needles to inject themselves with the prescription pain medication Opana. Read More »

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The Connection Between Pain Medications and Heroin

April 02, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Note: We published an updated version of this post in 2015. Read the updated version here. Read More »

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