heroin and opioids

They shared drugs. Someone died. Who is responsible?

Prosecutors are increasingly treating overdose deaths as homicides, but they aren’t just going after dealers. Friends, family and fellow users are going to prison.

Research on deadly illegal opioid blocked by federal stalemate

Researchers want to understand why current dosages of naloxone are failing in some cases, yet the nationwide crackdown on opioid abuse means they're having a hard time getting permission to get samples of the illegal products they need to study.

1 son, 6 hours, 4 overdoses: A family’s relentless cycle

Overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans younger than 50. But most drug users do not die. Far more are snared for years in a consuming, grinding, unending cycle of addiction.

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