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Diversion of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone concerns some experts, who say in some cases it may be a gateway drug to heroin or opioid use, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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Heroin users are much more likely to be older, whiter and suburban compared with 50 years ago, a new study concludes. They are almost evenly split between men and women, The Washington Post reports.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, May 23- Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is asking the federal government to allocate $100 million to curb the heroin trade in his state. Seizures of heroin in New York this year have already surpassed those of any previous year since 1991.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, May 16- Thursday, May 22, 2014.

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Law enforcement officials in New York City say the heroin trade there is surging to the highest level seen in more than 20 years. The

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Prisons in Ohio have a large population of people addicted to heroin and painkillers, an official told the state Senate Finance Committee this week.

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At least 28 people in Philadelphia died after using heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl between March 3 and April 20, the city announced Monday.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, May 2- Thursday, May 8, 2014.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 25- Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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