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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

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

Illinois looks at medical marijuana use for opioid dependence

Illinois looks at medical marijuana use for opioid dependence

Proposed National Resilience Strategy to reverse catastrophic increases in 'deaths of despair'

Proposed National Resilience Strategy to reverse catastrophic increases in 'deaths of despair'

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

New Canadian guideline lays out optimal strategies for treatment of opioid addiction

New Canadian guideline lays out optimal strategies for treatment of opioid addiction

Failed osteoarthritis drug may help lessen opioid dependence

Failed osteoarthritis drug may help lessen opioid dependence

FDA permits marketing of first electric stimulation device to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA permits marketing of first electric stimulation device to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms

New study investigates extent of opioid dependence and overdose in postoperative patients

New study investigates extent of opioid dependence and overdose in postoperative patients

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care