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The Latest: Doc: Symptoms consistent with fentanyl exposure

Aug. 29, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on suspected drug exposure at prisons (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A doctor says symptoms exhibited by patients treated for drug exposure at an Ohio prison are consistent with exposure to fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. Dr. Kirk Tucker of Adena Regional Medical...

Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called "ground zero" Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 recent overdoses on synthetic marijuana. Jim Carroll met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen....

Jails, prisons slowly loosen resistance to addiction meds

Aug. 7, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren't here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they're taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by...

AIDS drugs show more promise for preventing new infections

Jul. 24, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. There were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill either daily or just before and after sex with someone with HIV,...