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An opioid is a chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these two organ systems mediate both the beneficial effects and the side effects of opioids.
Self-management programs help veterans to better manage and cope with pain symptoms

Self-management programs help veterans to better manage and cope with pain symptoms

Practical clinical trials in pain management can help improve patient function, lower misuse of opioids

Practical clinical trials in pain management can help improve patient function, lower misuse of opioids

Opioid prescription for minor injuries increases risk of continued use and addiction

Opioid prescription for minor injuries increases risk of continued use and addiction

Self-treated pain can contribute to risk of frequent non-medical prescription opioid use

Self-treated pain can contribute to risk of frequent non-medical prescription opioid use

Study reveals that large number of people in the U.S. drink at very high levels

Study reveals that large number of people in the U.S. drink at very high levels

Making doctors check patients' drug history could be simple way to reduce opioid epidemic

Making doctors check patients' drug history could be simple way to reduce opioid epidemic

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Cordant's drug take-back program helps patients to safely dispose unwanted prescription medications

Cordant's drug take-back program helps patients to safely dispose unwanted prescription medications

Placebo can help reduce intensity of emotional pain from romantic rejection, study finds

Placebo can help reduce intensity of emotional pain from romantic rejection, study finds

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

Medication-assisted treatment reduces negative health outcomes for pregnant women with OUD

Medication-assisted treatment reduces negative health outcomes for pregnant women with OUD

Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose

Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose

Point/Counterpoint: Experts debate how to control exploding opioid epidemic

Point/Counterpoint: Experts debate how to control exploding opioid epidemic

Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain

Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain

JAPhA articles highlight role of pharmacists in controlling opioid crisis

JAPhA articles highlight role of pharmacists in controlling opioid crisis

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Study shows promising results for real-world massage in treating chronic low back pain

Study shows promising results for real-world massage in treating chronic low back pain

Digitising health records could have positive impact on diagnosis and treatment of illnesses

Digitising health records could have positive impact on diagnosis and treatment of illnesses

American Pain Society urges Congress to resist NIH budget cuts

American Pain Society urges Congress to resist NIH budget cuts