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Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals

Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction

Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Opiod prescriptions for pet dogs misused by their masters

Opiod prescriptions for pet dogs misused by their masters

Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients

Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients

First-of-its-kind undertaking to study genetic, biological factors that contribute to development of opioid use disorder

First-of-its-kind undertaking to study genetic, biological factors that contribute to development of opioid use disorder

CU Denver professor receives funding to study opioid addiction treatment for chronic pain sufferers

CU Denver professor receives funding to study opioid addiction treatment for chronic pain sufferers

Nearly one in three opioid prescriptions in the US not justified, finds analysis

Nearly one in three opioid prescriptions in the US not justified, finds analysis

Study raises concerns about inappropriate opioid prescribing, lax documentation practices

Study raises concerns about inappropriate opioid prescribing, lax documentation practices

FDA approves Cassipa sublingual film for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

FDA approves Cassipa sublingual film for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

Ketamine's acute antidepressant effect requires opioid system activation, finds study

Ketamine's acute antidepressant effect requires opioid system activation, finds study

WVU researchers examine safety of Suboxone use in opioid-dependent pregnant women

WVU researchers examine safety of Suboxone use in opioid-dependent pregnant women

FDA issues scientific recommendations to encourage development of novel drugs for treatment of OUD

FDA issues scientific recommendations to encourage development of novel drugs for treatment of OUD

BIDMC researchers identify risk factors that increase risk of prolonged opioid use

BIDMC researchers identify risk factors that increase risk of prolonged opioid use

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

Drug used to treat opioid dependence poses serious health risks in exposed children

Drug used to treat opioid dependence poses serious health risks in exposed children

Researchers examine risk factors for opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for DS

Researchers examine risk factors for opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for DS