At A Big Heroin Meeting, Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump's Plan To Fix The Opioid Crisis
At a big heroin summit in Atlanta, Kellyanne Conway, who heads the “opioids cabinet,” talked up the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the crisis, and the head of the NIH announced a program to study the biological causes of chronic pain.
Experts Are Fighting Over Whether A Popular Drug For Reversing Overdoses Is Actually Causing More Deaths And Crime
A controversial, unpublished study is suggesting that naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, doesn’t save more lives and drives people to seek more dangerous highs. But some experts criticized the study’s approach and assumptions.
Make-Your-Own Heroin Is Almost Here, Scientists Warn
A new study shows how to turn ordinary brewers yeast into a biological factory for producing opiates. Some scientists want to use this technology to make better painkillers. But other researchers — and the FBI — warn that this could lead to people brewing heroin at home.