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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.
Opioids after surgery left her addicted. Is that a medical error?

Opioids after surgery left her addicted. Is that a medical error?

Treating the new hep C generation on their turf

Treating the new hep C generation on their turf

Study characterizes effects of opioids on brain proteins other than opioid receptors

Study characterizes effects of opioids on brain proteins other than opioid receptors

Stopping opioid addiction at one key source: The hospital

Stopping opioid addiction at one key source: The hospital

Study: Doctors may prescribe double the number of opioids than what patient needs after hysterectomy

Study: Doctors may prescribe double the number of opioids than what patient needs after hysterectomy

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Guideline for surgeons could reduce opioids prescribed after operations by 40%

Guideline for surgeons could reduce opioids prescribed after operations by 40%

Review: Program produces positive results for offenders with mental health or addiction issues

Review: Program produces positive results for offenders with mental health or addiction issues

Researchers receive DoD grant to identify alternatives to opioids for pain management

Researchers receive DoD grant to identify alternatives to opioids for pain management

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Study reveals patients at high risk for opioid overdose deaths

Study reveals patients at high risk for opioid overdose deaths

84 year old doctor refused license renewal due to inability to use a computer

84 year old doctor refused license renewal due to inability to use a computer

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Researchers find link between negative emotions and higher opioid use in people with sickle cell disease

Scientists identify new method of treating neuropathic pain in mice

Scientists identify new method of treating neuropathic pain in mice

Digital pills can help track opioid use patterns

Digital pills can help track opioid use patterns

Separating side effects could pave way for safe, effective pain medications

Separating side effects could pave way for safe, effective pain medications

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators

Sanford Health to study effectiveness of non-opioid medications for managing pain

Sanford Health to study effectiveness of non-opioid medications for managing pain

FDA permits marketing of first electric stimulation device to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA permits marketing of first electric stimulation device to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms