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An opioid is a chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these two organ systems mediate both the beneficial effects and the side effects of opioids.
US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Parental opioid use doubles the risk of suicide attempts by their children

Parental opioid use doubles the risk of suicide attempts by their children

New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction in adulthood

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction in adulthood

New opioid accelerates recovery and prevents relapse to chronic pain

New opioid accelerates recovery and prevents relapse to chronic pain

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Why Missouri’s the last holdout on a statewide Rx monitoring program

Why Missouri’s the last holdout on a statewide Rx monitoring program

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

University of Virginia chemist identifies potential addiction-free pain reliever

University of Virginia chemist identifies potential addiction-free pain reliever

Babies exposed to opioids prenatally react more strongly to pain

Babies exposed to opioids prenatally react more strongly to pain

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Study finds persistently high rate of long-term opioid prescribing for older cancer survivors

Study finds persistently high rate of long-term opioid prescribing for older cancer survivors

New research highlights need to decrease amount of opioid medication available for misuse

New research highlights need to decrease amount of opioid medication available for misuse

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

SLU researchers reveal how to turn off neuropathic pain in a laboratory setting

SLU researchers reveal how to turn off neuropathic pain in a laboratory setting

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms