The use of heroin and other injection drugs played a significant role in the recent increase of Hepatitis C cases.
Federal officials expressed their concern regarding a new opioid mix circulating the streets of the U.S. The new mix, dubbed as "gray death," is said to be more potent than heroin and can be fatal if touched.
The rate of death due to drug overdose in the country has nearly tripled in just 15 years.
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) gave the green light for the Phase 3 clinical trial of Ecstacy as treatment for post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.