After 26 heroin overdoses in a single day, Huntington, West Virginia authorities were desperate for solutions.  They eventually turned to big data. New patient-tracking software streamlined police, medics and mental health providers and identified hot spots in need of…

Of the ~200 countries that pledged in 2015 to address the sweeping overuse of antibiotics, only about half have developed national action plans, Reuters reported.  

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether or not supervised drug-consumption spaces should be used to address the opioid/heroin epidemic, from the summer issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on whether or not supervised drug-consumption spaces should be used to address the opioid/heroin epidemic, from the summer issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

Iceland’s rates of teen smoking, drinking and drug use have fallen dramatically since 1998 thanks to an orchestrated national plan.   Known as Youth in Iceland, the long-running program has included policies that protect children from tobacco and alcohol advertising and…

Saying it could help ease the US drug overdose crisis, a panel of medical experts has advised the FDA to approve a new device to treat opioid addicts.