Long-acting injectable buprenorphine is also known by the brand names Buvidal or Sublocade.
There were more than 100,000 opioid-related deaths in North America in 2022. How the crisis grew to such proportions, and three potential paths to ending it.
Prescription medications can help people with opioid use disorder avoid the risks of relapse and overdose. But stigma based on misperceptions about addiction limits their use.
Xylazine, or tranq, is increasingly being mixed with drugs like fentanyl or heroin and can be difficult to detect. Most people who use drugs are unable to tell if they have been exposed to it.
Judy Ryan’s book describes, in meticulous detail, what it took for the Victorian government to trial the state’s first safe injecting facility, through the lens of a local Richmond resident.
As British Columbia begins a new era in drug policy, the drug poisoning crisis continues without an end in sight.
In 2013 stories emerged of gangs stealing plasma TV screens to use to make street drugs. It’s a myth, but it tells us something about South Africa’s social anxieties.
Current supply shortages may also be a problem for people in palliative care or receiving cancer treatment.
As the Afghan economy collapses, drugs and people smuggling are booming.
False narratives about drug addiction and policies that are not supported by research are deepening the overdose epidemic in the US.
In an effort to reduce costs, drugmakers and dealers often cut, or adulterate, recreational drugs with substances that have been banned by the FDA.
Having taken charge of multiple vital border trading posts, the Taliban is now increasingly in control of the Afghan drug trade.
Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Opioid-related deaths in Australia have been on an upward trend in recent years, having doubled since 2006.
A new report counts the social costs of pharmaceutical opioid misuse and illegal opioid use in Australia for 2015/2016. The numbers are fairly grim.
Pharmacists are well positioned to provide communities with a lifesaving drug.
Prices are surging amid shortages and panic-buying – and we could soon be facing a public health disaster.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.
Treatments for opioid dependence, such as methadone and buprenorphine, are effective. But some people who stand to benefit are missing out.