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California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks

California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

New multipronged program helps surgeons reduce opioid prescriptions by two-thirds

New multipronged program helps surgeons reduce opioid prescriptions by two-thirds

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

Fighting against treatment-resistant opioid use disorder

Fighting against treatment-resistant opioid use disorder

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Heroin use increasing among American adults

Heroin use increasing among American adults

Re-engineered plant compound reduces morphine-seeking behaviors in mice

Re-engineered plant compound reduces morphine-seeking behaviors in mice

Study examines impact of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce

Study examines impact of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce

UCI-led study reveals link between early life adversity and opioid addiction

UCI-led study reveals link between early life adversity and opioid addiction

Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats

Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats

Study: Non-medical cannabis use is more common in adults suffering from pain

Study: Non-medical cannabis use is more common in adults suffering from pain

Increasing opioid addiction in the US but young addicts being missed

Increasing opioid addiction in the US but young addicts being missed

FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing except in the youngest group

FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing except in the youngest group

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Study: Opioid addiction care is scarce in Medicaid work requirement states

Study: Opioid addiction care is scarce in Medicaid work requirement states

Opioid addiction care is harder to access in states considering Medicaid work requirements

Opioid addiction care is harder to access in states considering Medicaid work requirements

Using CRISPR to switch off pain gene becomes a possibility with new study

Using CRISPR to switch off pain gene becomes a possibility with new study

A veteran started vaping THC to cope with chronic pain. Then he got very sick.

A veteran started vaping THC to cope with chronic pain. Then he got very sick.