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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.
Clinical study shows how EarlySense system effectively detects opioid-induced respiratory depression

Clinical study shows how EarlySense system effectively detects opioid-induced respiratory depression

Johns Hopkins expert panel develops first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines

Johns Hopkins expert panel develops first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines

Using peripheral nerve blocks to treat facial pain may produce long-term pain relief

Using peripheral nerve blocks to treat facial pain may produce long-term pain relief

College students may experience pressures from secondary exposure to opioid abuse

College students may experience pressures from secondary exposure to opioid abuse

Clinicians who learn of a patient’s opioid death modestly cut back on prescriptions

Clinicians who learn of a patient’s opioid death modestly cut back on prescriptions

Physicians who come to know about overdose deaths reduce opioid prescription

Physicians who come to know about overdose deaths reduce opioid prescription

Painkiller prescriptions after wisdom tooth removal could set teens on path to long-term opioid use

Painkiller prescriptions after wisdom tooth removal could set teens on path to long-term opioid use

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

WVU researchers examine safety of Suboxone use in opioid-dependent pregnant women

WVU researchers examine safety of Suboxone use in opioid-dependent pregnant women

FDA issues scientific recommendations to encourage development of novel drugs for treatment of OUD

FDA issues scientific recommendations to encourage development of novel drugs for treatment of OUD

Animations show promise to effectively assess and monitor pain

Animations show promise to effectively assess and monitor pain

Probiotic use could result in disorienting brain fogginess and rapid belly bloating

Probiotic use could result in disorienting brain fogginess and rapid belly bloating

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Peer comparison letters lead to persistent decrease in antipsychotic prescribing

Peer comparison letters lead to persistent decrease in antipsychotic prescribing

BIDMC researchers identify risk factors that increase risk of prolonged opioid use

BIDMC researchers identify risk factors that increase risk of prolonged opioid use

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

New findings suggest opportunity to focus on safe opioid use and disposal among older adults

New findings suggest opportunity to focus on safe opioid use and disposal among older adults

Alcala Labs to use Neoteryx’s VAMS technology for monitoring patients in recovery centers

Alcala Labs to use Neoteryx’s VAMS technology for monitoring patients in recovery centers

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures