How chemists are responding to the opioid epidemic

Tamper-resistant pills, rapid analysis of street drugs, and novel nonopioid analgesics are just some ways the community is fighting the crisis

Plastics makers plot the future of the car

Plastics in our vehicles will become increasingly specialized as cars lose their drivers and go electric

Periodic graphics: The chemistry of dry cleaning

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning cycles through the chemistry used to wash our delicates.

Could a pill one day reverse some of the damage lead inflicts on the brain?

Small molecule repairs some synapse function in lead-exposed rats, study shows

Layoffs and the midcareer chemist

Chemistry blogger Derek Lowe shares his advice on the job search

The chemical industry must plan better for severe weather, U.S. Chemical Safety Board says

Agency aims to provide lessons from Arkema flooding after Tropical Storm Harvey

Bayer, Loxo to jointly develop TRK inhibitors

Cancer drug pact could be worth up to $1.5 billion

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C&EN visited federal and city-run laboratories in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area to hear about the challenges forensic chemists are facing in the current opioid crisis.

Chemistry in pictures

Fluorescence in every day objects, by Prof. Brian Wagner of UPEI, is the winning colorful chemistry photo for #realtimechem week.