The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on drug overdoses

The early months of the pandemic (March to May 2020) saw a spike in overdose deaths. (Pexels/) The COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the health news cycle this year. And though the novel coronavirus remains a major public health threat, other substantial health issues that affect Americans—like the opioid epidemic—haven’t gone away and many of them […]

These illegal drugs are the fastest-growing group of new psychoactive substances and an increasing source of overdoses — ScienceDaily

Made in clandestine laboratories and sold widely across the United States, the diverse class of drugs known as synthetic cannabinoids presents a growing public health threat. In a new study, Scripps Research scientists have devised a way to deactivate these designer drugs after they’ve been administered — offering a potential path for treating addiction and […]