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Illicit drug use is higher during celebratory events, may be worse than previously thought

Illicit drug use is higher during celebratory events, may be worse than previously thought

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Chronic use of opioids related to increased risk of fracture nonunion

Chronic use of opioids related to increased risk of fracture nonunion

New survey aims to identify opioid prescription patterns by oral and maxillofacial surgeons

New survey aims to identify opioid prescription patterns by oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Graphic: Opioid painkiller is top prescription in 11 states

Graphic: Opioid painkiller is top prescription in 11 states

Jury’s in: Opioids are not better than other medicines for chronic pain

Jury’s in: Opioids are not better than other medicines for chronic pain

Analysis reveals drop in long-term opioid use among military veterans

Analysis reveals drop in long-term opioid use among military veterans

Study: Doctors may prescribe double the number of opioids than what patient needs after hysterectomy

Study: Doctors may prescribe double the number of opioids than what patient needs after hysterectomy

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

FDA issues warning against use of herbal medicine Kratom

FDA issues warning against use of herbal medicine Kratom

Study: More than 10% of cancer patients continue to take opioids after surgery

Study: More than 10% of cancer patients continue to take opioids after surgery

Sanford Health to evaluate effectiveness of non-opioid medications

Sanford Health to evaluate effectiveness of non-opioid medications

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

Opioid-free anesthesia reduces postoperative nausea, study finds

Opioid-free anesthesia reduces postoperative nausea, study finds

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

Researchers use zebrafish animal model to explore drug-seeking behavior

Researchers use zebrafish animal model to explore drug-seeking behavior

FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children

FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications approved to treat cough in children