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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.
NICE guideline advises GPs to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain

NICE guideline advises GPs to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain

University of Warwick pain management expert wins 2020 Hero of Hope Award

University of Warwick pain management expert wins 2020 Hero of Hope Award

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Increased access to MOUD in prisons and jails is associated with lower overdose rate

Increased access to MOUD in prisons and jails is associated with lower overdose rate

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

Cannabis could be a potentially effective treatment for sickle cell disease pain

Cannabis could be a potentially effective treatment for sickle cell disease pain

New opioid medication may slow the progression of osteoarthritis

New opioid medication may slow the progression of osteoarthritis

UHN leads first-of-its-kind real world evidence study of medical cannabis

UHN leads first-of-its-kind real world evidence study of medical cannabis

BU researchers develop new method to better understand cell communication

BU researchers develop new method to better understand cell communication

Researchers discover novel class of safer analgesics

Researchers discover novel class of safer analgesics

New method effectively reduces postoperative muscular pain

New method effectively reduces postoperative muscular pain

More than one-third of excess deaths in pandemic's early months linked to other causes

More than one-third of excess deaths in pandemic's early months linked to other causes

Study shows women are more likely to be prescribed with opioid analgesics

Study shows women are more likely to be prescribed with opioid analgesics

Pilot project increases access to treatment for opioid use disorder in rural Colorado

Pilot project increases access to treatment for opioid use disorder in rural Colorado

Physician prescribing of muscle relaxants has tripled from 2005 to 2016, study shows

Physician prescribing of muscle relaxants has tripled from 2005 to 2016, study shows

Study: Linking hospital and other databases can predict risk of opioid overdoses

Study: Linking hospital and other databases can predict risk of opioid overdoses

The hidden deaths of the COVID pandemic

The hidden deaths of the COVID pandemic

New book shows meditation can reduce conflict and divisions in society

New book shows meditation can reduce conflict and divisions in society

New therapy provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain

New therapy provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain

Managing pain after sports medicine procedures without opioids

Managing pain after sports medicine procedures without opioids