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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.
HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic

MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic

Medicare plans place few restrictions on coverage of prescription opioids, Yale study finds

Medicare plans place few restrictions on coverage of prescription opioids, Yale study finds

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

NIH-funded study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome

NIH-funded study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study uncovers disturbing trends in prescribing opioids for nonmalignant chronic pain

Study uncovers disturbing trends in prescribing opioids for nonmalignant chronic pain

Emergency departments write shorter duration and smaller-dose opioid prescriptions, study shows

Emergency departments write shorter duration and smaller-dose opioid prescriptions, study shows

Emergency patients who are prescribed opioids less likely to become long-term users

Emergency patients who are prescribed opioids less likely to become long-term users

Operation Pangea X takes action against illegal medicines sold online

Operation Pangea X takes action against illegal medicines sold online

FDA participates in major global operation to target illegal prescription drugs sold online

FDA participates in major global operation to target illegal prescription drugs sold online

Opioid epidemic likely applies to high-risk dialysis population, study shows

Opioid epidemic likely applies to high-risk dialysis population, study shows

Medical marijuana rarely addressed in medical education

Medical marijuana rarely addressed in medical education

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

Study highlights sharply increasing trend in long-term use of prescription opioids

Study highlights sharply increasing trend in long-term use of prescription opioids

Physical activity could change diet preferences in males, but not in females

Physical activity could change diet preferences in males, but not in females

Collaborative care model can expand access to treatment for opioid or alcohol addiction

Collaborative care model can expand access to treatment for opioid or alcohol addiction

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa