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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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Fake Prescription Pills Are Real Danger

October 31, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Counterfeit prescription drugs are pills that look like prescription medications, but may actually be something different. Read More »

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Student Athletics: The “Anti-Opioid”

October 03, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you’re a teen athlete, you’re actually less likely to misuse prescription opioids than teens who don’t participate in sports or exercise regularly. Read More »

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Should Schools Be Ready for Opioid Overdoses?

September 26, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Lawmakers in some states have started to authorize schools to have naloxone—which can reduce opioid overdoses—handy if they need it. Read More »

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Naloxone Saves Lives

July 18, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If someone is overdosing, it’s really important to get them help as soon as possible. It could save their life. Read More »

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