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Persistent opioid use among 12% of patients after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures

Persistent opioid use among 12% of patients after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures

Legal consumption of alcohol and tobacco may increase the use of illicit drugs

Legal consumption of alcohol and tobacco may increase the use of illicit drugs

Enhanced recovery after surgery program helps reduce opioid prescriptions after lung surgery

Enhanced recovery after surgery program helps reduce opioid prescriptions after lung surgery

Opioid Agonist Therapy can reduce mortality risk in people with opioid dependence

Opioid Agonist Therapy can reduce mortality risk in people with opioid dependence

Connecticut's MAT programs have higher-than-average patient retention rates

Connecticut's MAT programs have higher-than-average patient retention rates

Study: Pharmacies can be a significant access barrier to key medication for addiction

Study: Pharmacies can be a significant access barrier to key medication for addiction

Extensive use of opioid agonists can considerably reduce drug-related deaths

Extensive use of opioid agonists can considerably reduce drug-related deaths

Opioid supply-controlling policies may have unintended consequences, finds study

Opioid supply-controlling policies may have unintended consequences, finds study

Long-term opioid use cannot treat chronic pain, has serious health consequences

Long-term opioid use cannot treat chronic pain, has serious health consequences

Scientists receive $3.9 million to optimize treatment for opioid use disorder

Scientists receive $3.9 million to optimize treatment for opioid use disorder

WHO survey: COVID-19 halted mental health services in 93% of countries

WHO survey: COVID-19 halted mental health services in 93% of countries

New guidelines reduce number of opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery

New guidelines reduce number of opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery

Opioid use in women trying to conceive linked with lower chance of pregnancy

Opioid use in women trying to conceive linked with lower chance of pregnancy

Behavior therapy that exposes people to traumatic memories does not trigger drug relapse

Behavior therapy that exposes people to traumatic memories does not trigger drug relapse

Study: Workplace strategies can promote employment for drug addicts

Study: Workplace strategies can promote employment for drug addicts

Addiction is ‘a disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk

Addiction is ‘a disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk

Study finds higher risk of poisoning at the beginning and after end of methadone treatment

Study finds higher risk of poisoning at the beginning and after end of methadone treatment

No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy

No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats

Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats