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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.
FDA targets 465 websites that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved drugs

FDA targets 465 websites that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved drugs

SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

Many primary care doctors are still prescribing sedative drugs for older adults

Metrohm’s new ID Kit enables fast, easy, and accurate detection of heroin and other opioids

Metrohm’s new ID Kit enables fast, easy, and accurate detection of heroin and other opioids

Study identifies factors associated with prescription opioid misuse among students

Study identifies factors associated with prescription opioid misuse among students

Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts

Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Ketamine can be considered as alternative to opioids for short-term pain control in ED

Ketamine can be considered as alternative to opioids for short-term pain control in ED

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

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

CoreChoice and MINES partner to form PPO network to combat opioid and substance use

CoreChoice and MINES partner to form PPO network to combat opioid and substance use

Health insurers have inconsistent policy terms for non-drug pain treatments, study finds

Health insurers have inconsistent policy terms for non-drug pain treatments, study finds

Congress targets misuse of hospice drugs

Congress targets misuse of hospice drugs

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Some things old, some things new

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Some things old, some things new

Study points out strong link between opioid overdoses and depression

Study points out strong link between opioid overdoses and depression

Poor self-esteem associated with increased risk for opioid use

Poor self-esteem associated with increased risk for opioid use

VA adding opioid antidote to defibrillator cabinets for quicker overdose response

VA adding opioid antidote to defibrillator cabinets for quicker overdose response

Medicaid expansions unlikely to have contributed to rise in drug overdose deaths

Medicaid expansions unlikely to have contributed to rise in drug overdose deaths

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Buried in Congress’ opioid bill is protection for personal drug imports

Buried in Congress’ opioid bill is protection for personal drug imports