Increase Access to Buprenorphine, Senators Urge Federal Officials


Perez's 3-year-old son, Noah, suffers from intractable epilepsy and severe seizures. She spends all day by Noah's side taking care of him, making sure he takes six medications every day. Five additional nurseries are growing and extracting oil from cannabis, according to the DOH, and could soon join Trulieve in ... Read More


WASHINGTON — Gov. Charlie Baker joined the Bay State’s Democratic congressional delegation in calling for Congress to back President Obama’s $1.1 
billion plan to address the opioid abuse crisis in Massachusetts and beyond. “I appreciate the fact that Congress is working on this,” the Republican governor said of the bipartisan ... Read More


Desire to Be Popular, Anxiety, Linked to Teen Prescription Drug Many teens still do not understand the possible dangers of prescription drugs, according to a recent study. But, the fatal outbreak of prescription drug misuse results in more annual deaths than any drug that is prohibited. The Centers for Disease Control ... Read More


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While doctors who treat young cancer patients hailed the approval, others expressed concern that prescribing OxyContin to children could put them at risk for addiction.   OxyContin, an extended-release version of the painkiller oxycodone, has gained ... Read More


MDMA, short for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is most commonly known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly.” It is a manmade drug that produces energizing effects similar to the stimulant class amphetamines as well as psychedelic effects, similar to the hallucinogen mescaline. MDMA is known as a “club drug” because of its popularity in ... Read More